Dr. Ligon Duncan Invites You to the CBMW T4G Pre-Conference

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III is the Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also the past President of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, the organization I now lead. In the video above, he speaks of the CBMW T4G pre-conference, “The Beauty of Complementarity.” This event will be held on Monday-Tuesday, April 11-12, [Read More...]

“Emo” Kylo Ren and The Force Awakens: Quick Thoughts

I recently saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and had some thoughts. I share these because in my own perusal of movie reviews, critics typically can only focus on major plot points and characters due to word count, and thus a lot of the most interesting details go undiscussed. Without further ado, I submit five thoughts [Read More...]

5 Things I’m Thankful for as 2015 Ends

Here are five things I’m thankful for as I look back on 2015. 1.      Another strong financial year for CBMW. We are seeking to close out the year strong, but to date, we will surpass last year’s financial intake. This is a tremendous blessing and a sign of God’s unmerited kindness. We are [Read More...]

In Support of Wheaton College: Can Evangelical Schools Be Evangelical Anymore?

Wheaton College, a leading evangelical institution, finds itself in the headlines this week after placing a professor on leave. The professor, Larycia Hawkins, wore an Islamic hijab (female head-scarf) and articulated sympathy for Islam as a religion on her Facebook page. Wheaton drew strong feedback when Hawkins’s actions and views became public, and the college [Read More...]

Should Pastors Feel Pressure to Produce Scholarship?

I’ve enjoyed the lively conversation that has emerged over this question: are pastors scholars? Some of the conversation has engaged the book Kevin Vanhoozer and I recently published, The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision (Baker Academic, August 2015). In the book, Vanhoozer and I make the case that the pastor is the “organic intellectual” [Read More...]

Awakening the Evangelical Mind: Engaging James K. A. Smith on Neo-Evangelicalism

This one has all the makings of a classic boxing match, doesn’t it? James “KO” Smith against Owen “Trampling Marsden’s Coattails” Strachan. What do I mean? Let me give you the breathtaking blow-by-blow. I just published Awakening the Evangelical Mind: An Intellectual History of Neo-Evangelicalism (Zondervan Academic, Oct. 2015). Awakening represents the culmination of nearly a decade’s worth of work. [Read More...]

Why Complementarianism Is Surging: Introducing the 2016 CBMW T4G Pre-Conference

In 1987, Wayne Grudem, John Piper, Dorothy Patterson, and a number of other Christian leaders came together to found the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. They did so because there was little broad-scale representation of the complementarian viewpoint over against egalitarianism. Fast forward to 2015. CBMW is, by God’s grace, going strong. But there’s [Read More...]

Finding God in Pronouns

The University of Tennessee just made national news by suggesting that faculty use “gender-neutral” pronouns in their classrooms. The Pride Center at UT led this charge and suggested some terms to use instead of “his” and “her”: “ze,” “zir,” and “xe,” which sounds like the name of the most minimalist superhero the world has ever known. [Read More...]

4 Ways to Overcome the Feminization of Boys

The world gaped in awe at the story of the four Americans, aided by a Brit and a Frenchman, who singlehandedly, without weapons, prevented a mass shooting on a French train a couple weeks back. I just wrote about this Jason Bourne-like episode for The Stream. It is a story you need to read. It will [Read More...]

The Depressing and Weirdly Encouraging Data on Ashley Madison Users

I just read a depressing–and oddly encouraging–piece about the recent Ashley Madison hack that exposed users of the site, which purports to facilitate affairs. Here’s what Annalee Newitz of Gizmodo found in analyzing the data from users: Overall, the picture is grim indeed. Out of 5.5 million female accounts, roughly zero percent had ever shown [Read More...]


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