Rachel Held Evans – The Gospel Coalition, sex, and subordination

I must confess openly, I don’t like The Gospel Coalition. They are too rigidly Calvinistic and too aggressive for my taste.

And here they go again, as expected. This time by publishing a clearly chauvinistic blog post signed by Jared Wilson (in the mean time, withdrawn from the web site).

Rachel Held Evans, an author I read with pleasure, responds strongly to this text, is it was fully deserved. Here is what she says:

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Patriarchy is old—so old that the writers of Scripture include it in their creation story.

After Adam and Eve disobey God by eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, the once harmonious relationship between the pair is mired: “Your desire will be for your husband,” God tells the woman, “but he will rule over you.” These words are part of a curse. And no matter how you interpret Genesis 1-3, this curse is as evident in today’s world as it was in the world of the biblical writers. Continue reading “Rachel Held Evans – The Gospel Coalition, sex, and subordination”