But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood - Apologetic Report

CBMW is pleased to announce that Dr. Al Wolters is this year’s winner of the Wayne Grudem Award for Complementarian Scholarship. He receives the award for his research on important Greek vocabulary in 1 Timothy.

Wolters’s research focused on the word authenteo(“to excercise...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 03:54

NEWS: CBMW celebrates 30th anniversary at ETS

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The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood held a banquet at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Providence, Rhode Island, November 14.

This is the fourth consecutive year CBMW has held a banquet at the academic conference. This year‘s meeting carried special...

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Mark Galli has penned an editorial criticizing the Nashville Statement in the November issue of Christianity Today. He raises a number of concerns and claims that the statement “ended up confusing some issues and has divided advocates of biblical sexuality.” In the end, he sees the...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 02:52

“Church Clarity” or Biblical and Theological Clarity?

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A new organization called “Church Clarity” has formed in recent days with the purported mission to pressure churches to be clear on their websites as to where they stand on LGBT issues. What are we to make of this organization?

After being called out on Twitter by Church Clarity to be an...

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When we at Evangelium21 heard about the release of the Nashville Statement, we very quickly decided that this important statement should be made available in a German translation. This year, many in Germany commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 theses to the...

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In the days following CBMW’s release of the Nashville Statement on biblical sexuality, we received many emails from evangelicals across the globe wondering if we had plans to translate the Nashville Statement into other languages. We initially planned to offer translations at a later date...

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In my book What Is the Meaning of Sex?, I made the case for a hybrid deontological/teleological approach to sexual ethics. I wish the case that I made there were half as good as the address that I just listened to by Dr. Joe Rigney (see above).

In a recent chapel address at Bethlehem College, Dr....

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:12

What about Polyamory?

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When I first heard the term “polyamory,” it sounded like one of those eyebrow-raising issues you hear about on daytime talk-shows – shocking, extreme, and on the fringe.[1] Less than a decade later, it’s creeping out of the shadows and into the mainstream, and even into the...

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Renown analytic philosopher and Christian apologist William Lane Craig recently released a podcast on why he signed the Nashville Statement, which is excerpted below:

“I feel uncomfortable signing these sorts of statements because it can lead to great misunderstanding and puts you on the line...

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Recently, an individual contacted me and told me that my book,God and the Transgender Debate, had been of great comfort to them. Every author hopes for an email like the one I received, especially given the labor of love one devotes to a book. This person divulged to me that they had struggled...

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I signed the Nashville Statement because it is a true statement of biblical teaching on a set of topics of great importance today.

According to Scripture, marriage is the fundamental building block of society, and it symbolizes the covenantal union between ourselves and our Creator. God established...

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Randy Alcorn, founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, has been serving the church through his writing and teaching ministry for decades now, giving careful attention to a wide variety of topics on Christian faithfulness including heaven and eternity, marriage, the sanctity of life,...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 04:03

Family Policy Council Signatories

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As the Nashville Statement signature list continues to grow—at the time of this post there are over 16,000 signatures—the coalition is broadening to include many Christian leaders and organizations.

One of the main purposes of the Nashville Statement is to provide churches and...

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Writing at The Hill, CBMW President Denny Burk explains why the Nashville Statement matters, and why it matters especially in this day and age:

There is an apocryphal saying often attributed to Martin Luther that says this:

‘If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest...

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Alastair Roberts, author of the forthcoming “Heirs Together: A Theology of the Sexes,” is one of the most thoughtful evangelicals of our time writing in the area of marriage, gender, and sexuality. He is also one of the initial signatories to The Nashville Statement from the United...

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Writing at The Federalist, Owen Strachan, Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and former CBMW President, answers several critiques of the Nashville Statement:

“The Nashville Statement made national news this week, even though it represents...

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Shortly after CBMW released the Nashville Statement on Tuesday, August 29, Nashville mayor Megan Barry tweeted this in response, which eventually led to #NashvilleStatement trending nationally and even worldwide on Twitter:

The @CBMWorg‘s so-called “Nashville Statement” is poorly...

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Great battles in theology faced by the church over the centuries have been caused by the introduction of unbiblical categories about the nature of people and the nature of God, and the imprecise language that emerges from this.  Are we justified by faith or are we justified by faith...

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Albert Mohler devoted an entire episode of his “Briefing” podcast to discussing The Nashville Statement. We are very grateful to have Dr. Mohler as an original signatory and as one who helped to shape the drafting of the document. On his podcast, Mohler writes why The Nashville...

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As The Nashville Statement began to trend today on Twitter, we began to see a lot of support gathering for the statement. We also began to see a great deal of criticism and more than a few questions. All of this was to be expected. This will be an ongoing conversation going forward, and we will be...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 23:58

Nashville Statement Endorsements

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Nashville Statement Endorsements

“The Nashville Statement is a Christian manifesto concerning issues of human sexuality. It speaks with forthright clarity, biblical conviction, gospel compassion, cultural relevance, and practical helpfulness. There is no effort to equivocate for the sake of...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 23:35

CBMW Releases Coalition Statement on Biblical Sexuality

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NASHVILLE – The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) announced August 29th the release of The Nashville Statement, an evangelical coalition statement on biblical sexuality.

CBMW convened a meeting of evangelical leaders on August 25th that was hosted by the Ethics and Religious...

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AN IRENIC APPROACH

During the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson served as a major in the Tennessee militia. At a key moment in the battle, the morale of his troops appeared to be at an all-time low. Tensions ran high, and the soldiers under Jackson’s command were arguing, talking bad about each...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 01:58

Eugene Peterson, Homosexuality, and God’s Saving Grace

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Jonathan Merritt recently interviewed Eugene Peterson about his views on homosexuality and same-sex marriage (SSM). The interview is short and to the point, and it is alarming, disheartening, and altogether sad.

The premise of Merritt’s interview is to find out where Peterson stands on...

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I am pleased to announce that the board of CBMW has voted to appoint Colin Smothers to be Executive Director of CBMW. Smothers succeeds Grant Castleberry, who announced his resignation yesterday. CBMW’s board chairman Erik Thoennes writes, “Grant Castleberry has done an outstanding job...

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