I know most of my readers are church folks. And anyone who’s been a part of a church for very long knows that eventually hurtful things happen in a place that is assumed safe and caring. Why? Because everyone in the church is flawed, broken and in need of the same transformation as you and me.
As a pastor’s wife of 40 years I have experienced what one man calls both “the beauty and the brokenness of the church.” Sometimes the brokenness comes for the unexpected reason that we Christians too often and too quickly think we get things “right.”
Over at Redeemer Church we’re doing a series on Compassionate Complementarianism. My first post in the series (that defines what that long word means for those who aren’t familiar) is below. Today Jake talks about a couple of myths and misconceptions about this issue, including the truth that June Cleaver isn’t my role model. Whew.
If you don’t know who June is that means you’re way younger than me. But suffice to say, she was a perky mom who always dressed nice (including pearls even when she cleaned and cooked) and had perfect hair, a perfect house and cooked perfect meals. Oh, and really obedient sons.
You can read more about her – and other misconceptions about God’s call on men and women – here.
As Christians, we want to embrace biblical truth and make it “look right” in our homes, friendship and workplaces. But what happens when gender roles become the focus rather than compassionate, humble love?
Over at Redeemer Church we’re starting a new blog series today that talks about stuff like this. You can read my first post here.