I think I’d be less worried about it if Piper said, ‘I come from a stream of Christianity that cherishes the ancient tradition of exclusively male leadership’, rather than ‘God gave Christianity a masculine feel’.
God’s intention for Christianity is for it to have a “masculine feel,” evangelist John Piper declared on Tuesday.
I am proud to be a man. I love being a man. I enjoy being a man. I call my sons, “Young Men!” I have headed up a men’s ministry at church which we call M.A.N. This stands for Men of Action and Networking. I love being involved in helping men become better men.
However: John Piper, really! God’s intention is for Christianity to have a masculine feel! I thought Christianity was about Christ, freeing all of humanity from the bondage of sin and reconciling us back to God. I thought within the framework of Christianity we recognise that both male and female were created in the image of God. And I thought that within the glorious liberation of the Gospel that there is no distinction between gender, race and societal class / position in Christ.
That’s what I thought anyways. But I could be wrong.