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...]

Grace and Truth: Reflections on ERLC 2014

The first national conference of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention was held this week from October 27-29, 2014. I was present for most of the event, entitled “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage,” which lit up social media. I wanted to share five thoughts from my experience. 1. This [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...]

Everyone Needs a Conversion Story: On Sexual Orientation and Salvation

One of the hottest topics in the public square today is the issue of anthropological identity, or, more plainly, what it means to be human. See, for example, Kirsten Powers’s recent column for USA Today on the church’s apparent need to embrace the validity of gay Christianity. This issue is closely tied to cultural approbation [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 New JBMW Is Hot Off the Presses

See this announcement from Denny Burk, the outstanding Editor of the Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. CBMW has produced JBMW for three decades now and continues to produce a rich body of gospel-fired content aimed at helping the church to think biblically and theologically about challenges and opportunities related to gender and sexuality. The journal, [Read More...]

Why You Should Trust the Apostle Paul Over Precocious Millennials

My brother-at-arms Andrew Walker and I just wrote a piece entitled, puckishly, “Why the Church Is Wrong” for First Thoughts of First Things. It’s on the revisionist hermeneutic and hubris of Matthew Vines, Rachel Held Evans, and their ilk. You may know that these are the same folks who dare to correct the apostle Paul, a man [Read More...]

Should Christians Use the Term “Gay Christian”?

In his new book God and the Gay Christian, Matthew Vines seeks to legitimate homosexual practice among evangelicals. I responded to this heretical teaching yesterday in my post about the new Southern Seminary eBook, God and the Gay Christian? I quoted a section from my chapter on the church’s historical teaching, a chapter that has now been posted [Read More...]

God and the Gay Christian–An Evangelical Response to Matthew Vines

Led by President R. Albert Mohler, Jr., faculty from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary just published an eBook titled God and the Gay Christian? in response to a new book by Matthew Vines entitled God and the Gay Christian (published by an offshoot of Multnomah/WaterBrook, a historically evangelical publisher). I was blessed by the work of faculty [Read More...]

Rosaria Butterfield Subject to Protests at University in Florida

Denny Burk has the details: With this kind of PR before the event, you can only imagine how the actual presentation went. The protesters came to the event and made their presence known. The campus newspaper reports: As Rosaria Butterfield began her lecture about her journey and “train wreck conversion” from a lesbian professor to a Christian, [Read More...]


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