Introducing the Center for Public Theology

We at Midwestern Seminary have some exciting news to announce. As the video above makes clear, in June 2016, we launch the Center for Public Theology. My goal as Director of this new initiative is to help the church answer one of the central questions of our time: how can we be faithful witnesses in [Read More…]

“The Sun Is Rising”: On a Possible Third-Party Presidential Candidate

Because the Hour’s come, and the Man. –Sir Walter Scott It has been a long and dark time, this election season. Christians, of course, have allegiance to no party, but for a good while now, the Republican party has represented at least a portion of what many evangelicals hold to be politically best. Now, however, [Read More…]

I Am a Complementarian, and I Have Seen the Beauty of Complementarity

As CBMW heads to our T4G conference on Monday, we’re thrilled to release this killer video promoting the event, “The Beauty of Complementarity.” A number of the speakers featured at the event are found in the short and beautiful video. Sign up for the event here, and get over $120 worth of books. I love [Read More…]

Come to the CBMW Conference, Get a Whole Bookshelf of Books

We at CBMW are thrilled to host a Together for the Gospel pre-conference next week in Louisville. Our event, entitled “The Beauty of Complementarity,” runs from next Monday, April 11 to Tuesday, April 12. We’re seeing tickets fly out the door, and I encourage you to register. (You can sign up all the way to [Read More…]

The Ministry of Soft Things and the Need for Rigorous Seminaries

I read with interest Mark Oppenheimer’s latest New York Times piece on American seminary education. Oppenheimer just profiled Claremont Lincoln University, an institution that offers a basically religion-free curriculum: Most of its 70 students do not plan to be members of the clergy, and while the university offers classes called “Mindfulness,” “Collaboration” and “Dialogue,” it has none [Read More…]

Being a Father Means Self-Sacrifice: On Not Being a Champion

Every once in a while, you come across a story that, though not necessarily evangelical in nature, drives right to the heart of the truth. This recounting of basketball player Jermaine O’Neal’s work to be a good dad gets at the very core of fatherhood. According to Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated, O’Neal had a chance to play [Read More…]

Huge News for CBMW: Ronnie Floyd to Speak for Us

This is really exciting. I’m pleased to announce with CBMW that Cross Church pastor Ronnie Floyd, currently the President of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak at “The Beauty of Complementarity” in April. Register here for the event. Dr. Floyd will speak on “How a Christian Father Raises Godly Sons,” a talk I asked him [Read More…]

At CBMW, Giving Thanks for 2015’s Increased Financial Provision

It’s scary, learning to ski. You are trained first to snow-plow, which means that you crawl down the mountain. After even a few trips down the slopes, your legs begin to shake. You haven’t mastered speed, and you’re scared of it. You feel very little momentum. Plus, it’s cold out, and you crave hot chocolate, [Read More…]

Why I Wrote “The Grand Design” with a Leading UK Complementarian

It’s time to share something very exciting: in April 2016, I publish The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them (Christian Focus) with Gavin Peacock. Why did Gavin and I write this book? We wrote it because our secular culture has lost sight of the beauty of manhood and womanhood. Instead of seeing the sexes as [Read More…]