Propelling the Gospel Ahead: David Platt and the SBC’s Future

Today, the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention announced that Birmingham pastor David Platt–who spoke powerfully on gospel-driven singleness for CBMW at our 2014 Nat’l Conference– is its new President. This is nothing less than tremendous news. Platt is the author of Radical and related books and has essentially inherited the mantle of John Piper [Read More...]

Announcing CBMW’s Summer 2014 Giving Campaign: Stand Against the Tide

This announcement was just posted at the CBMW website. As CBMW President, it’s my pleasure to introduce the summer 2014 “Stand Against the Tide” campaign. I’m delighted to announce that we have a $25,000 matching offer on the table and, on this invigorating occasion, are inaugurating our brand-new partnership program, which includes the opportunity to [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

My T4G Breakout on the Pastor-Theologian

My breakout session from the 2014 Together for the Gospel (T4G) conference is now online. It was entitled The Pastor as Public Theologian in an Increasingly Hostile Culture. My session runs around an hour, and covers two major themes: 1) The pastorate is fundamentally a theological office that calls for the pastor to take dominion of [Read More...]

A Banner Week for CBMW at T4G, and Scattered T4G Thoughts

I am so thankful for last week (April 7-11), the week of the 2014 CBMW National Conference and the Together for the Gospel conference. I have effectively come of age over the life-span of T4G, which began in 2006 in the Galt House Ballroom, the very place that we at CBMW held our NatCon. The [Read More...]

Should John 7:53-8:11 Be Moved to a Footnote?

Yesterday at Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, Jim Hamilton preached a sermon on John 8:12-30. It was typical of Jim’s sermons: loaded to the brim with exegetical and biblical-theological insight, passionately delivered, and punctuated by a summons to faith in Jesus, the light of the world. I love serving with Jim, Denny Burk, and [Read More...]

CBMW Is Doubling Down in 2014

I don’t know if you noticed, but in 2013, CBMW (The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood) put a great deal of energy into our ministry to churches. In 2014, we’re not laying back. We’re doubling down. We have had two friends of CBMW offer to match end-of-year donations up to $10,000. We’re thrilled at this [Read More...]

The Gospel and Obedience in Christian Parenting

A couple of great pieces popped up this week about Christian parenting. Few subjects are more vexing today, particularly as many young Christian parents either did not grow up in godly homes or did not receive much training in how to be a godly father and mother. First, John Piper’s piece on the absolute necessity [Read More...]

On December’s CrossCon and the “Millennial Christianity” Debate

New video about the new conference (HT: JT). December 27-30, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Piper, Carson, DeYoung, Platt, Oh, and a bunch of other great, godly leaders. CBMW will be there, and with all our bells on. Student registration, by the by, is a mere $100 for the next 7 weeks. Hey, let’s take this [Read More...]


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