John Piper’s leave of absence

John Piper announced in late March 2010 that he would be taking a leave of absence from his church, blogging, twittering, and all communications so he could work on his personal relationship with his wife. 

I have nothing personal against John Piper and wish the best for him and his family.  But the document he left behind, The Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood, is not taking a leave of absence.  It stands as a reminder to all women that they are ruled by their husbands, and to be a good Baptist woman, they should rejoice in that knowledge.

So, my arguments still stand, and if John Piper’s name needs to be mentioned in that regard, then I will do it.  Until that demeaning document is no longer held over all Southern Baptist women’s heads, it is fair game to comment on it.


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Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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3 Responses to John Piper’s leave of absence

  1. Don says:

    My prayer is that Piper will repent.


    • John Piper, Wayne Grudem, Paige Patterson, and Al Mohler owe all Baptist women an apology for their hard-hearted stance on this issue. They have done us a serious misjustice.

      Thanks for replying. Please continue to read and comment.


  2. chaidrinkingfool says:

    They owe ALL women, and all men, an apology. The “complementarian” stance is popular not solely in the Southern Baptist church, and neither are the works of the men you list in your comment.

    Their work also, in my opinion, gives the impression that men and the masculine are truer/closer to God’s nature than are women and the feminine. It seems to me that they are also distorting humanity’s view of God.

    I like your current project–debunking “male headship.” I’m glad Suzanne’s bookshelf linked to your site.


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