Read Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles: A Case for Gender Roles in Ministry Online Free - In this original digital short, author and co-founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church Kathy Keller recounts her experience growing up in “gender-neutral” home.
“My first encounter with the ideas of [male] headship and [female] submission,” she writes, “was both intellectually and morally traumatic.”
Yet Keller came to adopt the view that men and women have different roles in marriage and ministry, and that fulfilling such roles pleases God and leads to greater personal fulfillment.
In this unapologetic but nuanced piece, Keller presents a caring and careful case for biblical gender differences and the complementarian view of women in ministry. At the same time, she encourages women to teach and lead in the church in ways that may startle some complementarians. Readers on both sides of this hot-button topic will be challenged by her ministry-tested and thoroughly Scriptural perspective.
|Title||:||Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles: A Case for Gender Roles in Ministry|
|Number of Pages||:||45 pages|
March 27, 2014
As a general rule I rarely read religious books, or non-fiction for that matter, but I gave myself a goal of reading 10 nonfiction books this year. This is the first.
I found this book surprisingly easy to read, and Keller's intellectual approach appealed to me. I'm personally still wrestling wit...
July 24, 2017
7: moved with Tim to Manhattan in 1989; issues are incendiary in NYC—distinct gender roles are on the same level as child molestation for some people, but they should be seen as a gift; this isn't just academic for Kathy—she's attacked from both sides (some disagree re: roles, and som...
July 20, 2016
I knew I would disagree with Mrs. Keller before I started. However, I do not automatically give those I disagree with low ratings. If a person makes a concerted effort to address differing viewpoints, etc. I will give a higher rating to them despite my disagreements. I also realize this is a book...
March 20, 2016
A short book by the wife of one of the USA's leading pastors, Kathy Keller offers a complementarian perspective on women's ordination. I appreciate that she comments on some of the main arguments in favour of women's ordination, but the brevity of the book prevents her from really engaging with t...
March 23, 2013
A case for gender role ministries can be a topic that is sensitive in most growing churches. Is the word relevant for today? Corinthians 14:34 is addressed where women are to keep quiet in the church. Is this fair? Is this justice? Ms. Keller starts her short book with basic bible study 101. What...
July 19, 2014
I find Kathy Keller's speaking and writing immensely easy to read and clear. I appreciate her handling of scripture and found this book helpful in finding my place within the area of complementarianism. While I am completely convinced of the Biblical truth of complementarianism and am against the...
June 01, 2016
I do not claim to be an expert on this controversial topic, and quite honestly this is the first book I've read on the topic of complementarianism vs. egalitarianism in the church ministry. However, I really appreciated this book by Kathy Keller. She defends the complementarianism view very well...
September 30, 2014
I read this book wanting to give a fair shot to complementarianism. As Kathy Keller herself says, “I have no investment in being wrong. I do not desire to be deceived or to deceive. So by all means, let us look at the data again.” One of my complementarian friends asked me to hold this belief wit...
June 22, 2015
Good little book on the role of women in the church. Really appreciate Kathy Keller's perspective.
December 30, 2017
Kathy Keller cuts through all the crap and delivers a concise, clear and compassionate little book. I recommend this book to any woman or man who is dissatisfied, disillusioned or confused by gender roles in the church; the lack of female leadership and who are to be elders. Her personal journey...