Rachel Held Evans and What “God Herself” Means

(This is a lengthy piece featuring a good bit of theological engagement. For ease of reading, follow the main sections.) Rachel Held Evans has achieved a measure of recognition among evangelicals, appearing on the cover of Christianity Today, speaking at Q, and giving talks at churches. In recent days, her glowing endorsement of Matthew Vines’s book-length legitimation of [Read More...]

Is Rachel Held Evans’s Use of “God Herself” Biblically Faithful?

(This is a lengthy piece featuring a good bit of theological engagement. For ease of reading, follow the main sections.) Rachel Held Evans has achieved a measure of recognition among evangelicals, appearing on the cover of Christianity Today, speaking at Q, and giving talks at churches. In recent days, her glowing endorsement of Matthew Vines’s book-length legitimation of [Read More...]

A Banner Week for CBMW at T4G, and Scattered T4G Thoughts

I am so thankful for last week (April 7-11), the week of the 2014 CBMW National Conference and the Together for the Gospel conference. I have effectively come of age over the life-span of T4G, which began in 2006 in the Galt House Ballroom, the very place that we at CBMW held our NatCon. The [Read More...]

Mohler/Douthat/Prager on Religious Liberty

If you’re in Louisville on January 28th, 2014, you will not want to miss the following event with Al Mohler, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, and Dennis Prager. Here’s the info: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) – Three nationally renowned commentators will participate in a “Faith and Freedom in the Public Square” discussion to be held Jan. 28 on the [Read More...]

CBMW Is Doubling Down in 2014

I don’t know if you noticed, but in 2013, CBMW (The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood) put a great deal of energy into our ministry to churches. In 2014, we’re not laying back. We’re doubling down. We have had two friends of CBMW offer to match end-of-year donations up to $10,000. We’re thrilled at this [Read More...]

Albert Mohler Reviews “Risky Gospel”

The president of Southern Seminary and Boyce College, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., just reviewed my new book Risky Gospel. I am deeply thankful for this kind and incisive review. Here’s a snippet: One of the most lamentable symptoms of today’s emotionalist Christianity is its tendency to inaction. … Tragically, throughout their lifetimes many church members and [Read More...]

Brett Favre: “I think after 20 years, God only knows the toll”

I saw these words from former NFL star Brett Favre on memory loss and concussions today. Favre was asked by the St. Louis Rams to come out of retirement at age 44 and play again. Here’s what he said in a radio interview recently: I don’t remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one [Read More...]

Willie Nelson, Jewish Moms, and the New Deadbeat Dads

In 1978, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson covered one of the classic songs of recent decades. Performed first by Ed Bruce, “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” hit number 1 on the charts and touched a cultural chord. No doubt there were a few aspiring cowboys who were diverted to new [Read More...]

Why CBMW Is Excited About TGC ’13: We Love the Gospel

The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood will be at the Gospel Coalition’s national conference this coming Monday-Wednesday, April 8-10, 2013. We’re very excited about this conference, because we love the gospel and count it as the core of all our work and ministry. It is a signal mark of health in evangelicalism that so [Read More...]


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