Being Single to Give God Glory

As you might have noticed, the culture is in a state of sexual upheaval: young people are marrying later, having less kids, and embracing lifestyles that would stun their ancestors. In the midst of this turmoil, Christians are having a fresh conversation about singleness. Our take on singleness, after all, differs markedly from the world’s. [Read More...]

Your Neo-Pagan Neighbor and the Gospel

If you want to write a tsk-tsk piece on American culture, the present moment is your muse. It’s a bit bewildering, really, not only for an evangelical like myself but for most anyone who values traditional things. We are all our grandparents now. I didn’t watch the Grammys (much), but I’m more or less aware [Read More...]

A Deeper Beauty: On the Fragility and Promise of Daughters

This post is cross-posted from CBMW’s Manual channel (Twitter feed here). Earlier this week I wrote a piece for CBMW’s Manual on the “smokin’ hot wife” references you sometimes hear in evangelical churches. I realized today that I should have addressed another dimension of this trend: the daughters who hear this language in churches. Let [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...]

Hunter Baker on Sex, Science, and the Left

Hunter Baker is a sharp dude out of Houston Baptist University who just published a piece on the Salvo magazine website entitled “Facts Evasion: When it Comes to Sex, the Left Hates Science.” I commend the piece to you–it’s apologetically quite useful.¬† Hunter just published The End of Secularism, I might add, which will make [Read More...]

Books of Note: Gerald Hiestand’s “Raising Purity”

The evangelical scene is cluttered with books on dating and marriage. Those looking for a little advice and some poignant stories will not go hungry in the current market. Many texts in this field, however, fail to get to the center of the matter, and to connect dating and marriage with the gospel. I’m pleased [Read More...]


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