For New Englanders: October’s Plant New England Conference

 Are you a Christian in New England who loves the gospel? Do you want to encourage church-planting and church renewal? Check out the Plant New England conference. It’s taking place in Boston from October 14-15, 2013 (two months away, roughly). Here’s what Plant New England is about: Plant New England is designed to equip churches [Read More...]

The iPhone and the Gospel: 5 Strategies for Health

Does your iPhone relate to the gospel of Jesus Christ? Yes, I think so. In a recent piece for Southern Seminary magazine, I considered the sometimes irresistible pull toward modern technology: We have all seen it. The father, surrounded by t-shirted kids clamoring for his attention, lost in the alternate universe of his iPhone. “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! [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...]

CBMW Announcement #2: Men’s, Women’s & Public Square Channels

Yesterday CBMW made the first of five big announcements. We shared about our new website. Today we cover new territory: the new “channels,” or mini-sites, we’ll be debuting on CBMW.org. Monday–New website Tuesday–New channels Wednesday–New staff Thursday–New book projects Friday–New media So what does this mean? Is CBMW starting a TV station? Broadcasting globally 24/7? [Read More...]

Two Good Books by Young Evangelical Dudes

One of the most encouraging things that we get to see as believers is the emergence of faithful younger voices. I guess I should note that I’m not, uh, old, but still, I’ve been encouraged by the recent release of two books written by talented and faithful young men. The first is called Reformational Manhood: Creating [Read More...]

On the “Queen James Bible”: Is the Bible “Homophobic”?

I just wrote an essay for Baptist Press on the recently released “Queen James Bible,” whose editors (an insufficient term, in this case) argue that the Bible is “homophobic.” I responded to this charge and gave some thoughts on how to conceive of the Bible’s response to homosexual practice. Here’s a bit: But what about the central [Read More...]

Is the Bible Anti-Wealth? No!

A few months ago, I wrote a review of David Platt’s Radical Together. I strongly commended the book. Here’s one major strength: its exaltation of and dependence on a sovereign, awesome God: Platt wisely grounds human action in the sovereignty of God. There has been a great deal of discussion in certain circles over whether certain [Read More...]

The Key to a Strong Marriage: Humble Repentance

Every marriage is under attack. Marriage is given to humanity by God as, ultimately, an expression and picture of his love for his people. Satan, the anti-aesthete and anti-tutor, wants to tear this living image down. There is much to work on in marriage, but it strikes me that there is a single key that [Read More...]

To Teach and To Love: Wright’s Law

Some stories in life make you want to live full-throttle for God’s glory. They affirm life, meaning, love, and the image of God. This is one of those stories. If you watch it, I think it will make you want to help others, and as a Christian, to spread the gospel and its goodness to [Read More...]


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