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

Apologetic Report - The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood
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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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:45

My Vision for the Future of CBMW

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By Denny Burk, CBMW President

Last Summer, the CBMW board chairman invited me to consider coming on board as the new president of the organization. As I began praying about this unexpected opportunity, my thoughts turned very quickly from whether to accept the position to what CBMW needs to be and...

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imageThe most recent issue of The Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood has just been released. It includes my statement concerning the future of CBMW, which you can read here. The full table of contents is below. I hope you will take time to read the rest of the journal which is available for...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 23:08

Recovering Masculine Friendship

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By Gavin Peacock

The picture above is of me with my former teammate Paul Furlong after one of his goals during our Chelsea days! One of the things I miss most about playing football is the camaraderie in the dressing room, where men are friends together in a common cause with big risk and big...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 02:11

10 Steps to Find a Godly Woman

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By Grant Castleberry

Originally posted October 24th, 2014. 

My brother is in his final year as a college student at Texas A&M. I am writing this post for him and myriads of other young men like him—young, single men that I have conversations with almost daily about life and...

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Monday, 30 January 2017 20:17

Boy Scouts: When Something Sacred is Lost

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By Grant Castleberry

Boy Scouts, for the large majority of the twentieth century was a benchmark American organization. By that I mean that it was an organization which stood for the essence of American values. An organization which focused on the development of young men to serve as noble American...

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 07:22

2017 CBMW TGC Luncheon

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We would love for you to join CBMW President Denny Burk, Kevin DeYoung, Sam Allberry, and Andrew Walker at the 2017 TGC Conference for lunch and a panel discussion on “Ministry in a Transgender Age.” The lunch event is scheduled to be held from 12–1:15PM on Tuesday,...

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 05:31

Giving Tuesday

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By Grant Castleberry

We at CBMW are so thankful for the opportunity to serve many Christians and churches around the world with resources, conferences, events, and teaching on biblical sexuality, the family, and manhood and womanhood. I heard Alistair Begg say recently in a Q and A, “that the...

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By R. Albert Mohler Jr.

The following are Dr. Mohler’s comments from The Briefing reading the findings of the New Atlantis report on sexuality and gender. With Dr. Mohler’s permission, we have included them as a separate article at CBMW. For the original audio...

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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 05:07

Dear Engaged Couple

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By Grant Castleberry

I wrote this short letter as I prepared to officiate my first wedding earlier this summer. As I wrote, I realized that I was writing not just for them but for numerous couples I knew and cared about who were also about to enter into marriage together. This letter is for them and...

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Monday, 26 September 2016 07:08

Have We Made Too Much of Submission?

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By Courtney Reissig

A lot has been said lately about submission, gender, and complementarian theology. What does submission mean? Should we even talk about submission anymore? Have we made too much of submission?

Yes and no.

In some sense, we have talked about submission so much that we’ve...

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By Brittany Lind

Over two and a half years have passed since my husband and I received a phone call one chilly March morning informing us of a six pound baby boy that had been born. He was two and a half weeks old and ready to be discharged from the hospital. A home was needed for him to be...

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 06:05

My Vision for the Future of CBMW

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By Denny Burk

Last month, the CBMW board chairman invited me to consider coming on board as the new president of the organization. As I began praying about this unexpected opportunity, my thoughts turned very quickly from whether to accept the position to what CBMW needs to be and to do in the days ahead. A very clear vision began forming in my...

By Matt Damico

The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood has named Denny Burk the organization’s next president.

CBMW’s board of directors made the appointment shortly after former president Owen Strachan announced his resignation last week. The appointment makes Burk the organization’s ninth president since its founding in...

By Matt Damico

Owen Strachan announced his resignation as president of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood at a meeting of the organization’s board of directors in early June.

Strachan has served as CBMW president for more than two years, and as executive director for two years prior to that. He began to consider and pray about his...

Saturday, 18 June 2016 12:50

Fatherhood and the Worlds it Creates Featured

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So many men spend so much time worrying about their place in the world. They want to matter. They seek to carve their names in the stone of the ground. They pay a terrible price for it.

But a father, especially a good father, knows this: he matters to his family. That is enough for him. Others may covet the world. They may nurse a quiet desperation...

I returned from vacation on Monday night, June 6, only to find that an article on Mortification of Spin, a website of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, had accused me of presenting “a different God than that affirmed by the church through the ages and taught in Scripture.” I was surprised to read that I was...

John DelHousaye | Associate Professor of New TestamentPhoenix SeminaryPhoenix, Arizona

Writing for the majority in the recent historic Supreme Court decision that granted the right for same-sex couples to marry, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy ventured the following description of marriage: “No union is more profound than marriage, for...

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 10:34

Practical Guidelines for Pastors

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How ought pastors teach on the beauty of complementarity? Ligon Duncan gives 8 ways.

“You have to teach and preach on these issues. If you fail to address this with an ordinary diet of pastoral ministry in the local congregation, we lose on this issue.”

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Matthew C. Millsap | Assistant Professor of Christian Studies andAssistant Director of Library ServicesMidwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryKansas City, Missouri

Meet Michael. Michael is a 35 year-old, middle class, American male with a wife, Kate, and two small children. Michael has a good job, lives a relatively comfortable life, and...

Jason S. DeRouchie | Associate Professor of Old Testament and Biblical TheologyBethlehem College and SeminaryMinneapolis, Minnesota

1. The Rising Storm

A gender identity crisis is sweeping across our land. This study seeks to help the church assess biblically and confront lovingly yet truthfully the rising storm of transgender issues...

William M. Marsh | Assistant Professor of Theological StudiesCedarville UniversityCedarville, Ohio

Introduction

The aim of this study is to argue that Colossians 3:18-19 represents Paul’s vision for the “new household in Christ” that is clothed with “(re)newed garments” and enjoys the power of the gospel in an...

Bruce Ware | T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian TheologyThe Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryLouisville, Kentucky

When one considers biblical teaching on the Fatherhood of God, one finds two senses in which God is Father. First, as the one God, he is Father to his children, whether Israel or the Church. That is, as...

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