Finding God in Pronouns

The University of Tennessee just made national news by suggesting that faculty use “gender-neutral” pronouns in their classrooms. The Pride Center at UT led this charge and suggested some terms to use instead of “his” and “her”: “ze,” “zir,” and “xe,” which sounds like the name of the most minimalist superhero the world has ever known. [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 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...]

Partnership with CBMW: What Will Donating Actually Produce?

If you support the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, what will you actually be supporting? What are we planning to tackle in days ahead? Here are a few projects we’re excited about. 1. Create major equipping project on Marriage and Homosexuality 2. Produce resource on fathers, mothers, and gender distinctions 3. Host major scholarly [Read More...]

Announcing a Week of Announcements for CBMW: First, the Website!

Some of you are aware that I’m the Executive Director of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. I’ve been loving my work since I started formally in January 2013, and we’ve been pulling together various threads since then. As you may know, CBMW is in its fourth decade of operation, having been started in [Read More...]

The Gospel Is for Baby Bear: On Sesame Street and Gender Confusion

From the front line of the gender battles I bring you…<drumroll>…Sesame Street. You may be thinking, Seriously? You’re going to blog on a kid’s show and be all super-theological about it? It’s Sesame Street, for crying out loud! Well, dear skeptical friend, I hear you. I did not imagine that in my work for CBMW I [Read More...]

Dear Evangelicals: You Don’t Need to Be Quiet, You Need to Speak Up

When it comes to evangelical public engagement, many of us are metaphorically in rocking chairs. The culture’s sure shifting, we say as we gaze at the sunset. In twenty years, you might lose your pulpit. We whistle low and shake our head. Crazy world. When it comes to all that cultural rabble-rousing, we grimace. We don’t want [Read More...]

Beginning Work at the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

I am excited, officially, to work at the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood as Executive Director. CBMW is an organization that has had a major impact on my life and theology. I trained under leading complementarians Bruce Ware (former CBMW president), Al Mohler, and Mark Dever. Under these figures (and others) I learned about [Read More...]

Marine Woman Says Front-line Combat Is Too Much for Women

Captain Katie Petronio of the Marine Corps has just caused a major stir by suggesting, against contemporary wisdom, that women are not well suited to front-line combat in war.  With experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, Petronio (a Bowdoin College grad) is positioned to make this controversial argument. Her testimony, published in the Marine Corps Gazette, is [Read More...]

Important Event: CBMW Panel on the Trinity

I’ve just heard from CBMW’s John Starke about a discussion at Southern Seminary in a few weeks that continues the Ware/Grudem vs. McCall/Yandell debate begun on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in October 2008 (here’s the coverage of the event by Christianity Today).  Without taking a position on this matter, I want to [Read More...]

“Learning to Be a Man”: Deodorant, Debating, and Same-Sex Classrooms

I found this NYT article by Jennifer Medina, “Schools Try Separating Boys from Girls”, interesting.  The following are some of the highlights from this article on same-sex education: Different Approaches to the Sexes: “Michael Napolitano speaks to his fifth-grade class in the Morrisania section of the Bronx like a basketball coach. “You — let me see [Read More...]