Last week’s forced choice asked you to weigh in on who is Paul talking about in Romans 7. And it wasn’t even close. Nearly 70% of you said that Paul is describing the experience of a mature Christian dealing with the ongoing struggle against sin. Most surprisingly (in my opinion) was that the second most common answer (12%) was that Paul is talking about Adam. I wasn’t sure that option would get any votes, but apparently more people see that as a valid option than I’d realized.
This week we’re going to tackle a slightly more contentious issue: gender in the church. And I’m going to return to the stark either/or approach that Forced Choices is supposed to be about. So there’s no nuance in this particular vote. Pick one or the other. Either you believe that there are no gender-specific qualifications for any ministry roles in the church (egalitarianism) or you believe that there are gender qualifications for one or more ministry roles in the church (complementarianism). We’re not going to complicate things by trying to differentiate between different kinds of complementrianism and egalitarianism. It’s either/or today.
So, what do you think? Are you a complementarian or an egalitarian? (Use the poll in the sidebar to vote.)