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Is Egalitarianism Prescriptive or Descriptive?

In all our discussions of egalitarianism vs. complementarianism here at Observational Ginger, very important questions occasionally arise from readers. My oldest childhood friend inspired today’s topic with a question she asked long ago. My answer then was dreadfully inadequate, and since it’s a common question anyway, I thought I’d take a blog post to soothe everyone’s curiosity. (With the understanding…

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40 Days of Easter: April 21

(My to-do book. If it doesn’t get written here, it doesn’t happen.) To prove to myself that I would actually follow through on my 40 Days of Easter Project, I decided to start right away this morning. So here’s my plan for today’s Eastery-ness: I woke up this morning after a 3-day weekend realizing how woefully behind I am on…

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40 Days of Easter Project

N.T. Wright, my favorite contemporary theologian, says the modern church has gotten the celebration of Easter a bit wrong. In his book Surprised by Hope, Wright takes readers back to a holistic view of God’s purposes in Jesus’ resurrection–a purpose that goes beyond personal fire insurance for individuals and encompasses the restoration and redemption of all creation. This means, argues…