Everyone Needs a Conversion Story: On Sexual Orientation and Salvation

One of the hottest topics in the public square today is the issue of anthropological identity, or, more plainly, what it means to be human. See, for example, Kirsten Powers’s recent column for USA Today on the church’s apparent need to embrace the validity of gay Christianity. This issue is closely tied to cultural approbation [Read More...]

Tim Keller on Mars Hill Preaching, Homosexuality, and Transgender Identity

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Manhattan pastor Tim Keller for Christianity Today. The interview was about Keller’s new book Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions (Dutton, Nov. 2013). It’s a book that would be marvelous to read whether for one’s own edification or for the purposes of discipleship or evangelism. If you’re [Read More...]

The New JBMW Is Hot Off the Presses

See this announcement from Denny Burk, the outstanding Editor of the Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. CBMW has produced JBMW for three decades now and continues to produce a rich body of gospel-fired content aimed at helping the church to think biblically and theologically about challenges and opportunities related to gender and sexuality. The journal, [Read More...]

Why You Should Trust the Apostle Paul Over Precocious Millennials

My brother-at-arms Andrew Walker and I just wrote a piece entitled, puckishly, “Why the Church Is Wrong” for First Thoughts of First Things. It’s on the revisionist hermeneutic and hubris of Matthew Vines, Rachel Held Evans, and their ilk. You may know that these are the same folks who dare to correct the apostle Paul, a man [Read More...]

Should Christians Use the Term “Gay Christian”?

In his new book God and the Gay Christian, Matthew Vines seeks to legitimate homosexual practice among evangelicals. I responded to this heretical teaching yesterday in my post about the new Southern Seminary eBook, God and the Gay Christian? I quoted a section from my chapter on the church’s historical teaching, a chapter that has now been posted [Read More...]

Vanderbilt Part Two: Religious Liberty Is Imperiled at Bowdoin College

Remember when Vanderbilt University capriciously decided to enforce a “non-discrimination” policy for student groups? This meant practically that religious groups, especially Christian groups, essentially could not select leaders who held to biblical sexual ethics. Sadly, my own alma mater, Bowdoin College of Maine, is doing something very similar at present. Bowdoin views Bowdoin Christian Fellowship (picture of [Read More...]

Rosaria Butterfield Subject to Protests at University in Florida

Denny Burk has the details: With this kind of PR before the event, you can only imagine how the actual presentation went. The protesters came to the event and made their presence known. The campus newspaper reports: As Rosaria Butterfield began her lecture about her journey and “train wreck conversion” from a lesbian professor to a Christian, [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...]

Homosexuality and Humanity

One of the most common ideas on offer in the cultural discussion of homosexuality is this: “humanity.” As in something like, “Senator Rob Portman now affirms same-sex marriage because he has seen the humanity of his son.” The implication of this statement, at least by some, is that considering homosexuality a sin per Romans 1 [Read More...]

Rob Bell, Homosexuality, and the New Cultural Acceptance

So the new thing today is to publicly support same-sex marriage. Hillary Clinton just did; Rob Bell just did. Here’s what Bell was quoted as saying in the Huffington Post: In response to a question regarding same-sex marriage, Bell said, “I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it’s a [Read More...]


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