Gender, Ethnicity, and Religion: Views from the Other Side

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5.
Trying to Be God in the World
The Story of the
Evangelical Women’s Caucus and the
Crisis over Homosexuality

S. SUE HORNER

In their introduction to Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, John Piper and Wayne Grudem write:

A controversy of major proportions has spread through the
church.…[There is] great uncertainty among evangelicals. Men
and women simply are not sure what their roles should be. Tradi-
tional positions have not been totally satisfactory, because they
have not fully answered the recent evangelical feminist argu-
ments. Moreover, most Christians will admit that selfishness,
irresponsibility, passivity, and abuse have often contaminated
“traditional” patterns of how men and women relate to each
other.

But the vast majority of evangelicals have not endorsed the
evangelical feminist position, sensing that it does not really reflect
the pattern of Biblical truth. Within our churches, we have had
long discussions and debates, and still the controversy shows
signs of intensifying, not subsiding. Before the struggle ends,
probably no Christian family and no evangelical church will
remain untouched.1

Since the early 1970s there has been a growing feminist movement within evangelicalism.2 Two organizations, the Evangelical Women’s Caucus (EWC)3 and the Christian feminist magazine Daughters of Sarah, grew out of neoevangelicalism—which sought, beginning in the 1950s, to counter separatist fundamentalism—and out of “secondwave” feminism, one of the liberation movements that emerged in the 1960s in American society. EWC was organized in 1974 after the

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