I left a comment at The Gospel Coalition the other day complimenting this article’s call for pastors to support gifted women teachers, and I suggested those same pastors should also consider sitting under the teaching of those gifted women. I included a link to a post about pursuing Christ-likeness regardless of one’s sex.
It was a fairly short comment, and I closed with the words, “Blessings to my complementarian sisters and brothers, Tim.”
TGC deleted the comment.
No room at the TGC inn for egalitarian commenters?
Here’s one thing I’ve learned about running a Christian blog: Sometimes people who have different doctrinal views will not only read the blog but they will comment from those views. I’m sure the people who run TGC’s blog pages have discovered the same. They’ve come up with a different way to handle it than I have.
I engage those comments. TGC deletes them.
I think my way follows the New Testament model about having different views on doctrine:
All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. (Philippians 3:15.)
There is a mature way to present ideas and engage others with them. It’s not always easy and I’m not always successful at it, but I think Paul’s model is a good one to follow.
Apparently TGC thinks differently than I do on these matters. To echo Paul, I’m sure that God will make the mature view clear to them.
[For those who think I should have contacted TGC about this before writing this post, I did. No response. Of course, this is not a Matthew 18 situation anyway – it’s more Galatians 2 – but I thought I’d try.]