How Paganism Keeps Women Down & Christianity Lifts Them Up

I just recorded a 30-minute program with the TV show Dead Reckoning. It’s led by Brian Mattson and Jay Friesen, two sharp and gifted guys. We did not talk about wine, but we did talk about women. Specifically, we discussed how Christianity in ancient times dignified and enfranchised women. It was not the Christians, and the [Read More...]

Gay Christianity: Toward a Theological and Pastoral Response

The very helpful article by Julie Roys for WORLD magazine has offered a fresh opportunity to clarify the muddled evangelical conversation over “gay Christianity.” Yesterday I responded briefly to the blog of a Wheaton chaplain. Today I want to push further on this matter in order to try and move the discussion ahead. My particular [Read More...]

The Vatican Colloquium and the Future of Complementary

Right now in Rome, the Catholic Church is holding an international colloquium on a very important, and highly controverted, subject: sexual complementarity. The title of the gathering is Humanum Colloquium, “The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium.” The colloquium’s focus is on the institution of marriage (video above was just released at it). This [Read More...]

Men Stand in the Middle: On Ray Rice and the Dignity of Women

The horrifying footage of Ray Rice punching his fiancee Janay (now his wife) has now traveled around the world. Rice was originally suspended for two games for this act of abuse. Now, after the video was leaked, he’s been cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the NFL. Some have defended him. He deserves [Read More...]

The Practicality of Christlike Headship

It’s no secret that the biblical term “head” and the theological concept “headship” are not popular today. This is true because they elegantly explain the husband’s role in marriage. He is head of his wife according to Ephesians 5:22-33. I just wrote a piece entitled “10 Ways to Exercise Christlike Headship” for the Council on [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...]

John Piper on “Good”: “It Gives Me Hope That God Is Wonderfully at Work”

With our dear friends at Desiring God Ministries, the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood just released a new eBook, Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood. This project, available in multiple formats for free, represents a leap ahead for the complementarian movement, as the book includes over a dozen young men and women who [Read More...]

Tim Keller on Mars Hill Preaching, Homosexuality, and Transgender Identity

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Manhattan pastor Tim Keller for Christianity Today. The interview was about Keller’s new book Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions (Dutton, Nov. 2013). It’s a book that would be marvelous to read whether for one’s own edification or for the purposes of discipleship or evangelism. If you’re [Read More...]

The Story of Biblical Complementarity: Scripture Is Good for Us

Developing a new phase of a movement is a tricky task. At the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW), we’ve taken on this challenge in the past year or so. It has been very exciting to me to see a whole wave of young complementarian voices emerge. Two of these are CBMW staffers. Brittany [Read More...]

CBMW Is Doubling Down in 2014

I don’t know if you noticed, but in 2013, CBMW (The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood) put a great deal of energy into our ministry to churches. In 2014, we’re not laying back. We’re doubling down. We have had two friends of CBMW offer to match end-of-year donations up to $10,000. We’re thrilled at this [Read More...]


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