Boundary Stones and Slippery Slopes: A discerning look at Jen Wilkin, part 1

“Is it time to look into the teachings of Mrs Jen Wilkin? It seems so. Subsequently I was asked to look into her biblical positions and her activities, in a discernment review.”

(Elizabeth Prata – The End Time)  Hosea 5:10 speaks of moving the property boundary stones.

The princes of Judah have become like those who move a boundary; On them I will pour out My wrath like water. (Hosea 5:10)

So does Deuteronomy.

In the inheritance which you will hold in the land that the Lord your God gives you to possess, you shall not move your neighbor’s boundary marker which men of old have set (Deuteronomy 19:14).

Deuteronomy 27:7 pronounces a curse on those who do so. Moving the boundaries are also mentioned in Proverbs 22:28, Proverbs 23:10, Job 24:2 and more. This is an important topic. I will get back to it in Part 3.

Discernment is a moving target. It’s never settled. There are new battlefields popping up every day. We battle our own clouded mind to ensure we interpret the scriptures correctly. Those pastors and teachers who are safe today are not solid tomorrow. We’re always being Bereans.

Recently a video clip surfaced of author, Bible teacher, and Executive Director of The Village Institute, Jen Wilkin. Wilkin is considered solid. Her 2014 freshman book, Women of the Word is used widely. She is a vocal proponent of complementarianism, the biblical concept of the living out the different but complementary roles God has set for women and men. She is a staff member and a congregant at one of the campuses of Matt Chandler’s Village Church. Mrs Wilkin is also a sought-after speaker at national conferences and podcasts.  View article →