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

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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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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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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Thursday, 29 June 2017 10:19

Godspeed and Semper fi, Grant Castleberry.

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When the board asked me to serve as president of CBMW a year ago, there were a number of reasons why I agreed to serve. It wasn’t merely that I believed strongly in the mission of CBMW. Nor was it merely that I had a vision for what I wanted to do as president. One of the key factors was the...

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By Grant Castleberry

On Friday, June 17, I told the CBMW Board of Directors that I was resigning as Executive Director of CBMW. The reason I am leaving CBMW is because I have overwhelmingly sensed God’s call to full-time pastoral ministry.

CBMW is an organization that impacted me when I was a...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 01:20

Is the CSB Really Gender-Neutral?

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A recent article for The Atlantic online claims that the Christian Standard Bible is a gender-inclusive bible. Unfortunately, the article misrepresents the CSB and may be intending to create controversy at the Southern Baptist Convention meeting this week in Phoenix.

To set the record straight, the...

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 23:37

Talking to Your Children About Transgenderism

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Authors: CBMW...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:38

Broken Shadows

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I could not calm him down. He thrashed and flailed and cried and ran out of his room as I pleaded with him. Then I yelled at him. The house was quiet and dark except for the cacophony of voices coming from my son’s room. I remember my blood boiling and my voice raising as I demanded he stay...

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“Can we come together as a Christian community and recognize that the doctrine of male headship has sometimes been used as a cover to perpetrate violence against women?”

—Ruth Tucker[1]

 

The problem of violence against women is one that I care about deeply.[2] I’ve...

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In this article[1] we turn our attention to ten things we should know about the most controversial passage in the Bible when it comes to the role/relationship between men and women. In 1 Timothy 2:11-15, Paul writes: “Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman

to...

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He wanted to watch wrestling; I wanted to watch the Food Network.

Seven months prior to my short-lived relationship with the guy who won the battle over the remote, I was a lesbian. My long black hair neatly tied into a ponytail. My jeans sagging just enoughto show off the boxer briefs I wore...

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Tim Keller argues that one of the first rules of polemics is this: “Never attribute an opinion to your opponent that he himself does not own.” Even if the view in question is a necessary entailment of his actual view, you may not attribute the entailment to him if he explicitly...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 05:14

Pastors and Women in Ministry

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imageAt the 2017 Gospel Coalition meeting last week, there was a fascinating panel discussion about pastors and women in ministry. It’s a discussion about how complementarian pastors can encourage and strengthen the vital ministries of women in their churches. The panelists include Kevin DeYoung,...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:53

JBMW 21.2 | Sons in the Faith

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Adam Kareus | Associate Pastor River Valley Community Church Fort Smith, Arkansas

4:30 in the morning in a parked truck outside of a fitness center, this was where I first encountered discipleship. My father worked out every morning before work at our local fitness center. And since he liked to be...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:19

JBMW 21.2 | Like a Steersman in a Storm

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Thomas White | President Cedarville University Cedarville, Ohio

“But I don’t feel like it, Dad,” said my 5-year-old son, Samuel, in a high-pitched whine.[1] Memories of my father’s response echoed in my head just before the words came out of my mouth. “It really...

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