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Wintery Knight and Dalrock show how feminist, i.e. sold out to the world, The Gospel Coalition is

05 Mar

Here:

Christians on board with feminism

The Gospel Coalition, which has embraced radical feminism for some time, celebrates daycare for 3-month-old children:

After 12 weeks of glorious (and delirious) maternity leave, I returned to my job. I worked out a solution with my boss to return in a capacity my husband and I felt would be wise for our family. While my work may look different than some other moms, I believe I am serving God faithfully in it, by his grace.

Three months, then back to work. All you have to do is claim that God is leading you to do it, (through your feelings), and poof! Divine approval for radical feminism.

My friend McKenzie, who sent me that article, wondered if the Gospel Coalition was just becoming Salon.com for Christians. All you have to do is take an article from a radically leftist publication, add a few Bible verses, and you have something to post on the Gospel Coalition. That’s how far radical feminism has spread, I guess. Once upon a time, women used to value men who had good practical degrees, good resumes, and good jobs – so that they could be stay-at-home moms and meet their childrens’ needs. Now, it’s just follow your heart. There’s no planning for the needs of children.

And here:

While Kassian periodically contributes to TGC,  Wilkin is a formal contributor at TGC and also publishes books under their banner.  Wilkin is also a minister working for Pastor Matt Chandler, President of the Acts 29 network.

As a member of the old guard, Kasian is careful to distance herself from the label feminist and focuses on undermining headship and stoking feminist resentment.  But because of the progress women like Kassian have made over the decades, a new guard of complementarian women like Wilkin can afford to be quite open in their feminism (even if they avoid outright calling themselves feminist) and focus on the same issues as secular feminists.  As the old guard stomps out the last embers of complementarian headship and submission, the new guard can focus on agitating for affirmative action for women in leadership roles.

For example, in let not the men keep silent* Wilkin repurposes a viral feminist letter by a white knight complaining about supposed barriers to women in engineering.  She very openly applies secular feminist activism in her role as a complementarian (emphasis mine):

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In More Pressing than Women Preachers, Wilkin explains that she isn’t focused on convincing fellow complementarians to accept women preachers because she is too busy pushing for more women into every other leadership role in the church:

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Elsewhere Wilkin explains the need for complementarian pastors to not permit women to take on leadership roles, but to pursue them for leadership roles.  In The Complementarian Woman: Permitted or Pursued? Wilkin explains that the Apostle Paul set a disturbing tone among Christians that needs to be corrected:

The Gospel Coalition, like Douglas Wilson and Mark Driscoll, are ostensibly Calvinist, but in reality are female supremacist Churchians, as bad as any other evangelicals in pedestalizing women.

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13 responses to “Wintery Knight and Dalrock show how feminist, i.e. sold out to the world, The Gospel Coalition is

  1. infowarrior1

    March 6, 2016 at 2:23 am

    The facade of Patriarchy finally revealed for what it is in regards to these men.

    Like hyenas feminists will swallow complementarians as God perfects his church.

     
  2. Will S.

    March 6, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I hope so.

    But while we’ve seen Mark Driscoll be torn down, not so yet with all the rest…

     
  3. infowarrior1

    March 6, 2016 at 4:32 am

    I think this is timely at how complementarians are getting it from both sides:
    https://empathological.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/into-the-maw-of-the-matriarchy/

     
  4. Will S.

    March 6, 2016 at 10:45 am

    True enough. But the feminist attacks simply give them credibility with those who fail to see how feminist they themselves are, and so the feminists attacking them play the role of ‘useful idiots’, enabling them to press on in promoting a feminist agenda.

    It’s the same as how the progs who shriek at Sarah Palin, hating on her, are useful idiots who enable Sarah Palin to promote a ‘conservative’, ‘Christian’, version of feminism, complaining about a ‘glass ceiling’ in conservative politics for women, and championing her daughter bearing children out of wedlock and being a single mom, unattached.

     
  5. infowarrior1

    March 6, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Hence why Dalrock’s analysis is so helpful. But their supplication to feminism should sooner or later tear off their mask.

     
  6. Will S.

    March 6, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    One would hope so, indeed.

     
  7. feeriker

    March 6, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I’m rapidly reaching the point where I no longer believe that ANY “Christian” institution in the Western world is uncorrupted by feminism.

     
  8. Will S.

    March 6, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    It certainly seems so…

     
  9. infowarrior1

    March 9, 2016 at 6:12 am

    @Will S.

    I wonder how God in his wisdom can deal with such a pervasive infection. I certainly hope that he shuts down this pervasive cancer and purify his church in same way of fashion.

     
  10. Will S.

    March 9, 2016 at 11:55 am

    God is omnipotent, infowarrior1; He can do as He pleases. Of course, it may please Him to simply raise up His church elsewhere, and let the western church die.

    In the meantime, though, we can attempt to fight the good fight within our own churches, to try to keep them / return them to being, on track.

     
  11. Will S.

    March 9, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I should say, He can accomplish whatever He pleases to do. Maybe, by God’s grace, the church in the west will be purified. Maybe it won’t be. All we can do is our best, to be faithful followers, and fight for His ways.

     

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