Colin Byrnes lives in Sydney and for many years has been a member of the Christadelphian Church or ecclesia at Castle Hill.
A couple of years ago Colin published a book entitled “God Christ Man Woman”
In the introduction he writes; “This is written by a Christadelphian for Christadelphians but anyone else is a welcome reader. It was born out of the evangelical feminism that began to seriously bite in various churches in the early 1980s. It was inevitable that this would soon have an impact on the Christadelphian movement. Male leadership has been the norm since the inception of the movement and continues to be so. However, a small minority of brothers and sisters in the ecclesial world has challenged male leadership.”
Colin draws our attention to the balance so well presented by John Carter in his book on Ephesisans: “It is noteworthy that the emphasis is placed on the duty each has to perform, and not on the right to be expected from the other. The husband is not told to exact submission, but to love. The application of each of them to their own duty helps the other to do his (or her) part.” (John Carter – The Book of Ephesians).
Colin speaks with Wilderness Conversations.