According to Doug Wilson’s post on John Piper’s Desiring God website, it is this:
We must be masculine in our ministry for the sake of the women in our congregations. Because men are naturally competitive, they are more prone to see the differences between the sexes in terms of that competition. Women are more realistic at this point, and do not make this mistake as often. The best thing in the church for the women is for the men to be men. For a man to teach the word of God with authority (and not as the scribes) is not withholding anything from the women at all — it is a gift to the women. Godly women are grieved by usurping women, and annoyed by effeminate men. They are fed by men who teach the Bible with boldness. They need that sort of provision and protection, and they know that they do. We should know that also.
Um, based on what?
For starters, how is it biblical that the best thing for women is to be defined by how men perform in church?
Where does Jesus state or even imply that the quality of a woman’s faith and walk with Christ be determined by what the men around her do?
Do you agree or disagree?
If this isn’t the best thing in the church for women, what is?