Some scholars have questioned the legitimacy of seeing the Son in a subordinate role to the Father in the Gospel of John. Is that an indication that the majority of scholarship on this gospel has misread it? How should we understand Jesus’ unilateral obedience to and dependence on the Father? This essay reexamines the Gospel of John in the light of recent discussions. Cowan indicates that the Son’s subordination to the Father is a major theme in John.