Accusations fit on a bumper sticker; the truth takes longer. Michael Hayden
It is really frustrating to be in this position. Due to being reported to the police for blackmail, I decided I needed to spend some time talking with some pastors and my attorney. I am grateful to law enforcement for alerting me (and someone else) to this situation. I hope to explain about this later this week.
Because of this ridiculous situation, I did not have time to write a post. Please forgive me. I will write about a sexual harassment charge at Cedarville University on Wednesday and may write about my unusual encounter with law enforcement on Friday.
In the meantime, you might read about Aimee Byrd who is bringing some sanity to the gender wars from a Reformed perspective. Why the Church needs more focus on discipleship than ‘biblical manhood and womanhood’: author Aimee Byrd.
For the record, I deeply dislike the book, Recovering Manhood and Womanhood primarily written by John Piper and Wayne Grudem. This is the creepy book in which Piper claims that muscular women have bad sex lives and Grudem has 81 rules for what women can and cannot do. They think it is so important for your welfare that the offer it up free for your study.
Back to Aimee, the article starts with:
Whenever the subject of gender and the Church comes up, controversy seems to inevitably follow and for some, the way in which “biblical manhood and womanhood” has been taught has been detrimental to them.
Having experienced some of that dysfunction herself, author Aimee Byrd of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals emphasizes in her latest book, Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose, which was released on May 5, that discipleship is the main aim of the Church.
As evangelicals continue to debate who can and cannot serve in leadership positions in the Church, the vast majority must be trained to find their calling in God’s Kingdom and in the Church, she maintains, and in order to do that the entire biblical metanarrative around conventional ideas regarding manhood and womanhood must be reengaged.
“What do we believe about what the Bible says about why we are made and where we’re headed?” the author asks in recent video series from Zondervan about her book and what inspired it.