Washington Post Reports New Church Growth Strategy: Conservative Doctrine

The best way to grow a church is to hold conservative theology, and preach it. At least that’s what a recent Washington Post article states. David Millard Haskell (professor at Wilfrid Laurier University) just reported his peer-reviewed research on Canadian churches for the Post, and here’s what he found (emphasis mine): Over the last five years, my colleagues [Read More…]

Eric Metaxas and I Discuss: Are Men and Women Obsolete?

I just had the privilege of discussing the sexes with Eric Metaxas on his radio show. (Listen to it above, or here.) As a host on the Salem network, Eric covers a wide array of topics and produces a show that is intellectually stimulating, spiritually refreshing, and a lot of fun. He is widely-known for [Read More…]

How Can Pastors Have a “Gospel-Centered” Ministry?

There is much talk about being “gospel-centered” today. I’m thrilled that there is. But what does it mean, precisely, for a pastors to minister in a “gospel-centered” way? Here are three quick thoughts. First, the pastor’s theology is gospel-shaped. In other words, the atoning death and life-giving resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very fountainhead [Read More…]

Chip and Joanna Gaines Are What’s Wrong with America: A Satire

That is what Buzzfeed and Cosmopolitan would have you believe, anyway: Chip and Joanna Gaines are the problem, not the solution. The Gaineses, an evangelical couple that attends an evangelical church in Texas, are under fire because their pastor preached sermons articulating the sinfulness of same-sex marriage and homosexuality. Now, the two outlets are demanding that Chip and [Read More…]

Kevin DeYoung: We Need “Biblical Clarity” on Manhood & Womanhood

Kevin DeYoung is the Senior Pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. A widely-respected pastor-theologian, author, and speaker, he will join CBMW at our April 2016 T4G pre-conference, “The Beauty of Complementarity.” Kevin will speak on “Redemption through Motherhood: Why Caring for Children Is Caring for the World.” I am eager to hear [Read More…]

Al Mohler on Complementarity: “That Really Is a Beautiful Truth”

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is the president of Southern Seminary and Boyce College. In April 2016, he will be a plenary speaker at the CBMW T4G pre-conference held by the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. We’re thrilled for this! In the video above, Dr. Mohler explains why he is excited about this event, which [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…]

5 Implications of the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, per the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. What should Christians think and do in response? 1. We should recognize that this is a dark hour for America. This development has not occurred in a vacuum. It is the realization of many decades of cultural decline. Our [Read More…]

Urban Outfitters and Kent State: The Aesthetics of Violence

With many others, I was shocked to see the release of a Kent State sweatshirt by Urban Outfitters spattered in fake blood. The image is to the left; though many of us are accustomed to seeing blood to some degree, this article of clothing as captured in a screenshot is nonetheless unsettling. Here’s what Urban [Read More…]