The Wall Street Journal ran a story about a company in Sweden that just released its Christmas catalogue. Nothing too strange except that the children are displaying some gender confusion in their choice of toys. You can read the story here. I guess this is considered social progress in Scandinavian countries. Are we out of line to be critical? I don’t think so. In fact it’s symptomatic of a bigger issue that is even affecting the church. Recently gender roles were discussed in a video filmed by the Gospel Coalition. The link is here. Listen especially to the analysis of John Piper (minute 5 – 08:20). Two points stand out. The first is that we must distinguish between biblical masculinity/femininity and “Godly humanness”. The second is his analysis of the distinction between complementarian and egalitarian world views. He says we need to be prepared to give an answer to the 8-year-old boy who asks “what does it mean to be a man, and not a woman“. That is the crux of the problem today, even in the church. We must do more than teach generic human maleness and femaleness. “Gender Blindness” is biblical blindness.