John Piper seems to think so, this week claiming that God intentionally gave Christianity a “Masculine Feel”. You can read some of Piper’s comments from the Desiring God conference here. You can also read some critical responses from Rachel Held Evans, Christian Piatt, and Kristina Robb-Dover (hat tip to Rod Benson for the links). How do you think the prophets understood God? Was their understanding as unflinchingly masculine as Piper claims?
I say, let’s let scripture speak for itself: “Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors?” (Numbers 11:12)
I think I hear Deborah sharpening some tent pegs.