A Brief Response to Andrew Wilson

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FROM THE FREQUENTSEE TEAM

 

We are aware of some critique that has recently been posted in response to Katia’s preach on gender equality 

This critique has come from a friend who we respect and love and wholeheartedly honour.  As mentioned in his critique, Andrew has historically championed Katia and we are so grateful for that.

Firstly, Andrew has highlighted something Katia is sorry about – in her preach she made a comment about the ‘intellectual superiority’ from those who preach against equality.  That comment fell short of the values of kindness and honour that we are committed to.  Katia unreservedly offers her apology for that comment.

We do not feel it appropriate to go point by point over the critique at present – starting a ‘tit for tat’ debate on social media is rarely helpful especially in the heat of the moment.

Having said that, we do want to bring clarity on Andrew’s statements about Katia misrepresenting both the Greek text as well as good scholarship.  Every point that Katia made was informed by incredibly well-respected scholars: Gordon Fee, NT Wright, Craig Keener, Philip Payne, Gilbert Bilzekian, Douglas Moo, Linda Belleville to name a few.  We would encourage you to engage in the writing of these and other theologians in order to inform your own convictions on gender equality.

Her preach was never intended to be a fully conclusive thesis on the topic (we hope this would be obvious – no preach can possibly hope to be) but her points were well founded through extensive research and were intended as a prophetic provocation to initiate a conversation amongst the churches we serve.

In the months to come we will release more teaching and writing on this topic, but for now, we felt it was important to bring clarification to some of the critiques.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”true”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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FROM THE FREQUENTSEE TEAM

 

We are aware of some critique that has recently been posted in response to Katia’s preach on gender equality 

This critique has come from a friend who we respect and love and wholeheartedly honour.  As mentioned in his critique, Andrew has historically championed Katia and we are so grateful for that.

Firstly, Andrew has highlighted something Katia is sorry about – in her preach she made a comment about the ‘intellectual superiority’ from those who preach against equality.  That comment fell short of the values of kindness and honour that we are committed to.  Katia unreservedly offers her apology for that comment.

We do not feel it appropriate to go point by point over the critique at present – starting a ‘tit for tat’ debate on social media is rarely helpful especially in the heat of the moment.

Having said that, we do want to bring clarity on Andrew’s statements about Katia misrepresenting both the Greek text as well as good scholarship.  Every point that Katia made was informed by incredibly well-respected scholars: Gordon Fee, NT Wright, Craig Keener, Philip Payne, Gilbert Bilzekian, Douglas Moo, Linda Belleville to name a few.  We would encourage you to engage in the writing of these and other theologians in order to inform your own convictions on gender equality.

Her preach was never intended to be a fully conclusive thesis on the topic (we hope this would be obvious – no preach can possibly hope to be) but her points were well founded through extensive research and were intended as a prophetic provocation to initiate a conversation amongst the churches we serve.

In the months to come we will release more teaching and writing on this topic, but for now, we felt it was important to bring clarification to some of the critiques.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”true”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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