My next post on sbcIMPACT! will be about some of the changes relating to gender and the complementarian/egalitarian debate (relating to the roles of men and women in the church). Here is a sample paragraph:
Like it or not, ... within a few years the majority of those in our congregations who use the NIV will be supporting this view and appealing to these verses as the undeniable evidence that ...
Should this view gain momentum, complementarians on both sides of the ... issue will take issue with the footnote. Will this cause church splits? Demands that the NIV change the word ... ? More conservative pastors and churches switching over to the ESV or HCSB? Time will tell. But I think this change will generate a lot of conversation, and if not light, much heat.
To what am I alluding in the above paragraph? Check out my post tomorrow morning on sbcIMPACT! to find out.