Should Professors Stop Lecturing in Class?

This is a question Christine Gross-Loh of The Atlantic raises in a story about the decline of lecturing in college classes. The article provokes thought and includes some defense of the traditional lecture. I especially appreciated that aspect of the piece and found Molly Worthen’s comments commendatory. Here’s one snippet from the story that caught my eye: Today, the [Read More…]

On Leaving CBMW

Today, I have announced my resignation from the presidency of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. I’ve served CBMW since fall 2012, first as Executive Director, then from 2014 as President. It has been a rich privilege and a delight to serve this organization. (I am now a Senior Fellow of CBMW.) I first started [Read More…]

What Is the Future of the SBC?

It is a live question: what is the future of the Southern Baptist Convention? Actually, this is a relevant question for any and all evangelical denominations and networks. As we head into what surely looks like a storm at sea, what do our prospects look like? Will we be able to plant churches in the [Read More…]

Wayne Grudem Critiques Liam Goligher’s Historical Theology

“These quotes highlight what is at stake in the teaching of some contemporary evangelical scholars and pastors: they are presenting a novel view of God; a different God than that affirmed by the church through the ages and taught in Scripture. This is serious. It comes down to this; if they are right we have [Read More…]

The Glorious Godhead and Proto-Arian Bulls

Recent posts by Carl Trueman and Liam Goligher on the nature of Trinitarian relations have prompted a fairly major online conversation. I was personally implicated in the controversy alongside greater lights like Bruce Ware and Wayne Grudem, as I recently published The Grand Design with Gavin Peacock. In TGD, Gavin and I briefly make the [Read More…]

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…]