I just saw John’s latest post where he defends me against the “wrath” of Suzanne McCarthy. My thanks are in order. In Suzanne’s defense, though, I should point out to readers that she and I have been chatting by email as well over the last week. She’s been through a lot of abuse at the hands of complementarian thinking, so I understand the context, and in email she has not been unkind, just frank.

At any rate, for me this is a conscience issue, and so I honor the egalitarian impulse by not seeking its demise, all the while lacking a conviction to defend it for reasons already stated in previous posts. And in so doing I get to offend both sides. Familiar territory.