I Am a Complementarian, and I Have Seen the Beauty of Complementarity

As CBMW heads to our T4G conference on Monday, we’re thrilled to release this killer video promoting the event, “The Beauty of Complementarity.” A number of the speakers featured at the event are found in the short and beautiful video. Sign up for the event here, and get over $120 worth of books. I love [Read More…]

Being a Father Means Self-Sacrifice: On Not Being a Champion

Every once in a while, you come across a story that, though not necessarily evangelical in nature, drives right to the heart of the truth. This recounting of basketball player Jermaine O’Neal’s work to be a good dad gets at the very core of fatherhood. According to Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated, O’Neal had a chance to play [Read More…]

Huge News for CBMW: Ronnie Floyd to Speak for Us

This is really exciting. I’m pleased to announce with CBMW that Cross Church pastor Ronnie Floyd, currently the President of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak at “The Beauty of Complementarity” in April. Register here for the event. Dr. Floyd will speak on “How a Christian Father Raises Godly Sons,” a talk I asked him [Read More…]

Announcing John MacArthur as a CBMW Conference Speaker

I am thrilled to make the public announcement that Dr. John MacArthur will speak at “The Beauty of Complementarity,” CBMW’s T4G pre-conference, on the afternoon of April 11, 2016. Dr. MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church and president of The Master’s College and Seminary. He is a hero to many, including me, and [Read More…]

Why Complementarianism Is Surging: Introducing the 2016 CBMW T4G Pre-Conference

In 1987, Wayne Grudem, John Piper, Dorothy Patterson, and a number of other Christian leaders came together to found the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. They did so because there was little broad-scale representation of the complementarian viewpoint over against egalitarianism. Fast forward to 2015. CBMW is, by God’s grace, going strong. But there’s [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…]

Bill Maher Led a Promiscuous, Cocaine-Dealing Atheist to Christ

The most captivating public moment I witnessed in the past year was at Together for the Gospel in Louisville, Kentucky. A man I’ve never met named John Joseph shared his story of salvation. If you doubt whether God is real, the gospel is true, and sinners really can be transformed, watch this three-minute video. It [Read More…]

Band of Bloggers 2012 Audio Available: Bethke, Elephant Room & Trayvon

Audio from the 2012 Band of Bloggers panel is now live and listenable.  Justin Taylor, Collin Hansen, Tim Challies, and Timmy Brister all contributed wisdom to a diverse array of topics.  I moderated the panel.  We had a blast. Here was the event’s central topic: Six years ago, two movements began to gain significant traction–blogging [Read More…]

A Startling Word from Mark Dever on False Conversions

Justin Taylor is live-blogging Together for the Gospel, which is quite a feat given the extensive content yielded by this outstanding conference.  Yesterday, he summarized Mark Dever’s message on “False Conversion,” which included the following.  It’s well worth pondering as a pastor and a Christian. “In reading through the NT, there are five summary truths [Read More…]