By guest writer Jeannie Babb Taylor.
Recently a traditionalist stated, "Complementarians and egalitarians may take profoundly different positions in the debate over gender roles in the home and church, but the two sides agree on one thing: there is no middle ground in the debate."
Well, I believe there is always a middle ground. It may not be good ground, it may not be a desirable place to be, but it is always there.
People with extreme positions like to pretend it is all-or-nothing. They talk about "the slippery slope" as if it were a real thing, without knowing that it is the name of a logical fallacy!
They make stupid statements like, "If you believe in women preachers, you HAVE to believe in homosexual preachers, too." Sorry but no one tells me what I "have to believe."
And there is no slippery slope. It's actually a continuum. Nearly all beliefs are. I can show you how even seemingly polar beliefs like evolution and creationism are a continuum. Even people who make statements like "I take the Bible literally" are not as extreme as they think.
Not only does middle ground exist.... For years, comps have claimed that they ARE the middle ground! So I for one am glad to see them admit that they are, in fact, extremists.