Why Complementarianism Is Surging: Introducing the 2016 CBMW T4G Pre-Conference

In 1987, Wayne Grudem, John Piper, Dorothy Patterson, and a number of other Christian leaders came together to found the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. They did so because there was little broad-scale representation of the complementarian viewpoint over against egalitarianism. Fast forward to 2015. CBMW is, by God’s grace, going strong. But there’s [Read More...]

4 Thoughts on CBMW’s $40,000 Giving Increase in 2014

At the Council of Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, we just had the occasion of releasing some great news. Our financial intake grew 21% from 2013 to 2014. The overall gain was about $40,000. All glory to God for this serious uptick. Here’s the official word: The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood saw giving go up [Read More...]

Training the Next Generation to Be Men and Women

We live in strange days. Many of my parental peers are not training their boys and girls to be men and women. They’re helping their little tykes select their gender, as ABC News recently reported. It’s increasingly considered oppressive and unkind to dare to give boys a sense of manhood and girls a sense of [Read More...]

The Practicality of Christlike Headship

It’s no secret that the biblical term “head” and the theological concept “headship” are not popular today. This is true because they elegantly explain the husband’s role in marriage. He is head of his wife according to Ephesians 5:22-33. I just wrote a piece entitled “10 Ways to Exercise Christlike Headship” for the Council on [Read More...]

Great News from CBMW: Campaign a Success

I’ve got some great news to report from CBMW’s recent matching campaign. We were seeking to raise $25,000 and, by God’s grace, went well beyond that. Here’s the report from Executive Director Grant Castleberry, whose excellent work raised a major portion of the total amount: This summer we launched a giving campaign called Stand Against the Tide. The [Read More...]

Introducing CBMW Longform: The Chelsea Soccer Star Turned Preacher

I’m excited to announce a new project of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. Many of us today enjoy “long-form” journalism, the kind that allows gifted writers to tell stories at length, without the crimping of a 500-word article. We’re starting CBMW Longform to do just this: to tell great stories of godly men [Read More...]

Picking Up Speed at CBMW: A New Chapter

I just became the new President of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW), the organization founded in 1987 by Wayne Grudem and John Piper. I’ve served as Executive Director of the Council since 2012 and am honored to move into this new role. Here is the official press release from CBMW. In the [Read More...]

The Story of Biblical Complementarity: Scripture Is Good for Us

Developing a new phase of a movement is a tricky task. At the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW), we’ve taken on this challenge in the past year or so. It has been very exciting to me to see a whole wave of young complementarian voices emerge. Two of these are CBMW staffers. Brittany [Read More...]

CBMW Makes Another Move: Introducing Reviews, Our Newest Channel

Big news from CBMW: we’re adding a new channel. It’s called CBMW Reviews. I am excited. Here’s my announcement over at CBMW.org: The momentum continues at CBMW, and our aggressive slate of undertakings shows no signs of slowing up. We’ve seen a very strong response to our re-launched website, but we’ve got much more we [Read More...]

Giving Thanks to God: Results of CBMW’s 30K “Go Big” Campaign Are In!

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. (Philippians 1:3-5, ESV) With gratitude to God, we at the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW) are pleased to announce that [Read More...]