John Piper: “I Asked to Write This Foreword” to Designed for Joy

I remember the first time I sought a foreword from John Piper. Doug Sweeney of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and I were writing a five-book series on Jonathan Edwards for Moody Press (The Essential Edwards Collection). Piper was the figure we had at the top of the list, for he had done so much to [Read More…]

5 Highlights for CBMW in 2014

The leaves have fallen. The campus in Louisville is quiet. The dust has settled. It has been an exhilarating year at the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. 2014 was chock-full of good stuff, namely, more ministry to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We’ve been busy, as our December newsletter shows. That is a [Read More…]

Matthew Vines: Rejecting Complementarianism Means Accepting Homosexuality

With others, right now I’m following the Washington, D. C., conference of The Reformation Project. Not protesting it or Twitter-crashing it–just following it. Given my work with the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, I found this quotation of Matthew Vines by Religion News Service reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey of note (HT: @griffingulledge): Are equal roles [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…]

The Cultural Revolution Is Taking Place in the Little Girls’ Room

Did you see the recent stories in Maine about public restrooms? Apparently, if you identify as “transgender,” you can now enter a restroom of the opposite sex. I wrote about this shocking development for The Federalist in a piece entitled “Children’s Restrooms Are the Next Front Line in the Gender Wars“: The gender revolution will not [Read More…]

Are Complementarians Really the Most Pro-Woman Folks Around?

Yes, I think so. I explain why this is so in the media below. Recently, I’ve had opportunity in my role as Executive Director of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW) to do several interviews that have allowed me to speak to my gospel-driven, positive vision for the organization. If you’re wondering how [Read More…]

CBMW Announcement #2: Men’s, Women’s & Public Square Channels

Yesterday CBMW made the first of five big announcements. We shared about our new website. Today we cover new territory: the new “channels,” or mini-sites, we’ll be debuting on Monday–New website Tuesday–New channels Wednesday–New staff Thursday–New book projects Friday–New media So what does this mean? Is CBMW starting a TV station? Broadcasting globally 24/7? [Read More…]

Announcing a Week of Announcements for CBMW: First, the Website!

Some of you are aware that I’m the Executive Director of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. I’ve been loving my work since I started formally in January 2013, and we’ve been pulling together various threads since then. As you may know, CBMW is in its fourth decade of operation, having been started in [Read More…]

The Gospel Is for Baby Bear: On Sesame Street and Gender Confusion

From the front line of the gender battles I bring you…<drumroll>…Sesame Street. You may be thinking, Seriously? You’re going to blog on a kid’s show and be all super-theological about it? It’s Sesame Street, for crying out loud! Well, dear skeptical friend, I hear you. I did not imagine that in my work for CBMW I [Read More…]

Beginning Work at the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

I am excited, officially, to work at the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood as Executive Director. CBMW is an organization that has had a major impact on my life and theology. I trained under leading complementarians Bruce Ware (former CBMW president), Al Mohler, and Mark Dever. Under these figures (and others) I learned about [Read More…]