173: What is Egalitarianism?
Egalitarianism is a thought within the world of philosophy that promotes precise equality among all people. But in Christian theology, the term egalitarianism typically refers to the concept that both males and females ought to be treated precisely the same and viewed the same, that men and women should not be assigned roles based upon their gender (but only upon their individual skill sets), and that all positions of church leadership within the local church should be open to both men and women.
In this episode, Kenny explains the modern “Christian egalitarian” perspective, specifically contrasting it with the traditional complementarian perspective. Kenny articulates why he disagrees with the egalitarian position that has become popular amongst many modern Evangelicals.
The Accidental Feminist: Restoring Our Delight in God’s Good Design (by Courtney Reissig)
Men and Women, Equal Yet Different (by Alexander Strauch)
The Meaning of Marriage (by Timothy Keller)
Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood (by Wayne Grudem, Bruce Ware, John Piper)
What’s the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible (by John Piper)
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a church planting resident at The Grove Church and Ph.D. student at Midwestern Seminary. He has 15+ years of vocational ministry experience. He’s also been a professor at Bethlehem College and adjunct faculty at Spurgeon College. Kenneth lives in Minneola, FL with his wife Malaina, they have two kids.