Personally, I subscribe to the egalitarian model. I have a beautiful wife who compliments me so wonderfully. Her strengths are my biggest weaknesses. Our marriage works beautifully.Later he asks and answers a critically important question:
Also I support that Woman can hold a leadership role in the Church. I affirm that ministerial authority is based upon a person’s character, calling and giftedness, not his or her gender. These Biblical text are writing to a particular context.
So this raises the question of: Well, so do we get to pick and choose what scriptures apply for today?
No. The notion of "Smorgasbord Christian"---a Christian selecting what truth applies to them, is a bit extreme. One interprets scripture according to the author's intent, the historical background, and context all in light of the entire Biblical context. Always extrapolate a truth from a set of verses, then compare and contrast it to the theme of the entire Bible while asking the question of: Does this align to the Spirit of God? Is this truth covered with Love?