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

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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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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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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