The Future of Progressive Evangelicalism Is…?

You’ve likely just heard the news: the PCUSA has formally endorsed same-sex marriage, rendering marriage between “two people.” Yes, it’s that indeterminate: two people. This landmark decision comes on the heels of another professedly evangelical church publicly affirming same-sex marriage (SSM). City Church of San Francisco just announced that they would no longer require “LGBT” [Read More...]

Evangelicals Writing In Praise of Margaret Sanger?

I just read a piece that truly shocked me. Thin Places, a blog hosted by Christianity Today, published a piece by Rachel Marie Stone entitled “Contraception Saves Lives” that “reconsiders” Margaret Sanger (HT: Eric Teetsel). Much of Stone’s piece focuses on the benefits of birth control, but part of it repristinates Sanger herself. On my first tour of Zomba Central [Read More...]

The Lesbian Who Became a Complementarian

9Marks, working hand-in-glove with CBMW, just published a stunning testimony of God’s grace. It’s by Jackie Hill Perry, renowned spoken-word artist for Humble Beast Records, and it tells her journey from lesbianism to complementarianism. Here’s a selection: He wanted to watch wrestling; I wanted to watch the Food Network. As we both raced to grab [Read More...]

Is it Wrong for Christians to Make Lots of Money?

I tackled a thorny issue in a free-wheeling lecture for The Commonweal Project of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary last week. The full title of the 45-minute lecture (15 minutes of Q&A) was “Is Making a Ton of Money a Moral Problem for Christian Churches?” I answered, in brief, No, but it could be. This is [Read More...]

When Boys Drive Their Mothers Crazy

Greg Gibson of CBMW just offered a helpful minority-report on boys and ADHD. Though Gibson acknowledges that some children are prone to this condition, he calls for believers to not over-diagnose it in “Let Boys Be Non-Medicated Boys.” Gibson works with families in his pastoral ministry, and he notes this: I talk with parents often [Read More...]

The Husband Who Sent Flowers from the Grave

Here’s a high standard for husbands: a man who died from cancer arranged to send his wife flowers every Valentine’s Day she lives. Once in a while, you hear a story that calls you to be a better man than you are. This is one such story. It calls us husbands to treasure our wives [Read More...]

Good and Bad Men: On Chris Kyle and Christian Grey

Andrew Walker and I just wrote a piece for The Federalist entitled “Chris Kyle, ‘Savages,’ And Moral Language In A Terrorist Age.” It engages Chris Kyle’s use of the term “savages” to describe terrorists. We make the case that this is a justified term, as it refers not to ontology, but behavior. Here’s a selection from it: [Read More...]

4 Thoughts on CBMW’s $40,000 Giving Increase in 2014

At the Council of Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, we just had the occasion of releasing some great news. Our financial intake grew 21% from 2013 to 2014. The overall gain was about $40,000. All glory to God for this serious uptick. Here’s the official word: The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood saw giving go up [Read More...]

On Writing Your Own Name in the History Books

I just published a short essay with First Things on the supposed heroism of “affirming pastors.” It’s a piece that builds on some of my earlier work in tracing how we’re constantly being told by people today that they are heroic. For how can a bell ring, but we sound it? Here’s a section from the essay, [Read More...]


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