The Goodness of Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

Biblical manhood and womanhood are worth celebrating. All the teaching of Scripture is good. All of it is good for us. It was a distinct pleasure to travel to Calgary, Alberta last week to speak at a conference jointly held by Calvary Grace Church, a thriving urban church plant, and the Council on Biblical Manhood [Read More...]

Complementarianism Is a Means to Joy, Not a Problem to Solve

If you want international media attention, here’s one way to get it: simply quote the Bible on headship and submission in marriage. That’s what Gavin Peacock just did. Peacock is a pastor in Calgary, Alberta, and a former star soccer player in the UK. (I speak with CBMW at Peacock’s church, Calvary Grace, next week–here [Read More...]

Training the Next Generation to Be Men and Women

We live in strange days. Many of my parental peers are not training their boys and girls to be men and women. They’re helping their little tykes select their gender, as ABC News recently reported. It’s increasingly considered oppressive and unkind to dare to give boys a sense of manhood and girls a sense of [Read More...]

Best of 2014

The web is democratized, right? This means, by my lights, that I get to do a “Best of 2014″ list. My list, defined by “magnificently arbitrary criteria” (I steal this marvelous phrase from the class syllabus of New Testament scholar D. A. Carson), ranges over culture, theology, basketball, and rap. The good stuff, you know. 1. [Read More...]

Men Stand in the Middle: On Ray Rice and the Dignity of Women

The horrifying footage of Ray Rice punching his fiancee Janay (now his wife) has now traveled around the world. Rice was originally suspended for two games for this act of abuse. Now, after the video was leaked, he’s been cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the NFL. Some have defended him. He deserves [Read More...]

Are Complementarians Really the Most Pro-Woman Folks Around?

Yes, I think so. I explain why this is so in the media below. Recently, I’ve had opportunity in my role as Executive Director of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW) to do several interviews that have allowed me to speak to my gospel-driven, positive vision for the organization. If you’re wondering how [Read More...]

On Erick Erickson and Differences Between Men and Women

“I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology — when you look at the natural world — the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the [Read More...]

CBMW Big Announcement #4: An Excellent New Staff

Welcome back to CBMW’s Announcement Week. Today we cover more new territory: our new staff. Monday–New website Tuesday–New channels Wednesday–New book projects Thursday–New staff Friday–New media It’s really exciting, in working at an organization, to assemble a team. Speaking personally, it’s one of the aspects of this kind of work that I most enjoy. A [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...]

Women Bludgeoning Women: On the UFC and Femininity

I had a friend point me to this Sports Illustrated article on tomorrow night’s UFC fight between two women, the first of its kind. The SI author, Melissa Segura, trumpets the bout as a major step forward for women. Here’s a description of what Ronda Rousey, the favorite, does in her trademark move: Rousey’s career, [Read More...]


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