How Christian Rappers Are Leading the Way in Ferguson

I’m hundreds of miles away from St. Louis, but I grieve over the racial strife and civil unrest there. With many others, I pray for an end to this situation. I do know one thing quite clearly: in the midst of this awful turmoil, Christians are speaking out. In particular, two Christian rappers are raising their [Read More...]

Church Polity and External Boards: Does the Bible Speak to This?

Like many, I have been following the events at Mars Hill Church in Seattle with a mixture of emotions. Like many, I love Mark Driscoll and have learned a lot from him. I’ve been emboldened by him (from afar). I’ve reevaluated my identity as a man because of him. He’s instructed me (from afar) in [Read More...]

Great News from CBMW: Campaign a Success

I’ve got some great news to report from CBMW’s recent matching campaign. We were seeking to raise $25,000 and, by God’s grace, went well beyond that. Here’s the report from Executive Director Grant Castleberry, whose excellent work raised a major portion of the total amount: This summer we launched a giving campaign called Stand Against the Tide. The [Read More...]

On Gungor and Whether Doubt Is Okay

Yesterday, WORLD magazine ran a story on the band Gungor and how the theology it articulates in its music has shifted away from orthodoxy. Michael Gungor in particular now embraces “God as woman” theology (which I recently covered at great length) and is emphasizing the role of doubt in his personal makeup. According to WORLD, Gungor now does [Read More...]

Josh Barro: “Stamp Out” Those Who Disagree with LGBT Advocates

My friend Andrew Walker and I just wrote a piece for National Review entitled “‘Stamp Them Out’: On Josh Barro and the New Sexual Moralism.” Here’s what it’s about: Last night, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted out a disturbing message: “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp [Read More...]

Being Single to Give God Glory

As you might have noticed, the culture is in a state of sexual upheaval: young people are marrying later, having less kids, and embracing lifestyles that would stun their ancestors. In the midst of this turmoil, Christians are having a fresh conversation about singleness. Our take on singleness, after all, differs markedly from the world’s. [Read More...]

Introducing CBMW Longform: The Chelsea Soccer Star Turned Preacher

I’m excited to announce a new project of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. Many of us today enjoy “long-form” journalism, the kind that allows gifted writers to tell stories at length, without the crimping of a 500-word article. We’re starting CBMW Longform to do just this: to tell great stories of godly men [Read More...]

On Gordon College and the Charge of Sexual “Discrimination”

I just wrote a piece for First Things in which I decry the charge of “discrimination” that Gordon College and its president, D. Michael Lindsay, face for seeking to adhere to biblical sexual ethics. This used to be called “religious practice” and is now called “discrimination.” The essay is called “Religion in a Heart-Shaped Box” and it [Read More...]

Why YOLO Means You Should Build A Family

I just published a piece for Boundless that is entitled “Do Something Awesome: Build a Family.” In the piece, I make the case that for a generation obsessed with personal fulfillment, few things are more meaningful than having and raising children. Here’s a swatch: If you listen to a dash of rap or pop music every now [Read More...]

Video of My Appearance on FOX News’s “Huckabee”

This segment of the FOX News show Huckabee aired on July 4-5, 2014. I was thankful to have a chance to discuss sexual ethics, religious liberty, and the controversy at Bowdoin College, my alma mater. Governor Huckabee cares deeply about religious liberty issues, and so Bowdoin effectively kicking the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group off campus was [Read More...]


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