This book is written for people who really believe in their heart-or who really want to believe-that God's highest ideal is for men and women to operate in a full and equal partnership, yet have been led to believe that the Bible teaches otherwise. In both the original creation and in the new creation God has an ideal for the genders-full and equal partnership under God's headship. Equally Yoked examines the teaching of the Bible on this critical topic and makes the case that this ideal of partnership is biblical; and that reclaiming this ideal is essential for the church to fulfill its end-time mandate to partner with God in seeing His Kingdom come to earth. Why another book about men and women? Rick does a great job explaining why. I applaud this effort to pour more support and reason into a long overdue change in the modern day church. Men and women all over the world will applaud you as well. Thank you Danny Silk Family Life Pastor Bethel Church, Redding, CA Rick McKinniss has written a book that should engage every serious Bible student who has struggled with the issue of gender and the Kingdom of God. Refusing to dodge either the difficult texts or the cultural contexts, this volume responsibly examines the whole perspective of Scripture concerning the roles of men and women. Dr. James Mason Professor Emeritus Bethel Seminary St. Paul, MN Rick McKinniss is the Senior Leader of Wellspring Church in Kensington, CT and is recognized as a servant-leader to pastors throughout Connecticut. He is a former adjunct professor of preaching at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN where he earned two theological degrees. He and his wife Debbie have been married for 36 yers and have four grown children.