John Piper on “Good”: “It Gives Me Hope That God Is Wonderfully at Work”

With our dear friends at Desiring God Ministries, the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood just released a new eBook, Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood. This project, available in multiple formats for free, represents a leap ahead for the complementarian movement, as the book includes over a dozen young men and women who [Read More...]

A Notable Critique of Rachel Held Evans’s “Year of Biblical Womanhood”

Over at CBMW Reviews you’ll find a short, irenic and theologically muscular review of the controversial A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. The review is by complementarian voice Aimee Byrd (at left). Here’s a selection: With all the research that Evans does, she seemingly doesn’t understand the basic principles of biblical hermeneutics. Literal interpretation, i.e., reading [Read More...]

Celebrating the Gifts Women Bring to Weekly Worship

CBMW just featured a really helpful piece on ten ways for women to serve the church in weekly worship. It’s a joint post for CBMW by Boyce College professor Scott Connell and his wife, Mary. I encourage you to read it, chew on it, and think it over in your own church. Toward that end, [Read More...]

Newsflash: Modern Women Are Unhappy

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat has just penned a provocative piece called “Liberated and Unhappy” that briefly analyzes a new study entitled “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness” by economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers. Here’s what Douthat says about the study: “[T]he achievements of the feminist era may have delivered women to greater [Read More...]

Fear, God, and Womanhood: Janni Ortlund Provides Wise Counsel for Women

I found this quotation relating to fears that play upon women from a recent interview with a prominent teacher of women very insightful.  From the CBMW blog: “Jani Ortlund is a mother, pastor’s wife and former school teacher. She is also the author of Fearlessly Feminine: Boldly Living God’s Plan for Womanhood. Gender Blog recently [Read More...]

Sarah Palin, Maureen Dowd, and the Reality of Evangelical Paradox

Maureen Dowd has a fun if slightly snarky column on a recent visit to Wasilla, AK, Sarah Palin’s hometown. Dowd opens her piece with a comment by Carly Fiorina, the female former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who has apparently said that Palin couldn’t adequately manage HP as a company. Of course, Fiorina failed at this attempt [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, September 12, 2008

1. Timmy Brister has a nice summary of what evangelicals are saying about Sarah Palin’s Vice President bid as a mother of five children.  Also, see Dave Schrock’s helpful blog for a similar survey. 2. A thoughtful post by Dustin Benge on the role of the OT in pastoral theology. 3. DC evangelical Joe Carter [Read More...]

Warrior Girls and its Importance

Some time ago I blogged about a new book, Warrior Girls, that covers in an in-depth way the unique challenges faced by female athletes.  That book is now out.  I would encourage Christian parents and leaders to buy it, read it, and think about the implications of its conclusions for a Christian worldview. Here’s an [Read More...]

A Feminist’s Daughter Curses the Movement

The daughter of feminist poet and writer Alice Walker, Rebecca Walker, penned a revealing piece in London’s Daily Mail today (HT: Challies). The following quotations from the piece shed much light on the practical effects of feminist ideology. They are, in sum, quite tragic. Walker is not a Christian, and she lives with her child’s [Read More...]

Women, Contact Sports, and the Mix of the Two in a Gender-Confused Age

In response to my blog from Thursday on the New York Times piece covering the extreme risks many girls face in playing high-contact sports, I drew some strong responses, and wanted to comment on them in today’s post. Let me first encourage you to check out the article by Michael Sokolove that appeared in this [Read More...]


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