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

Last year in Dallas, amidst an ongoing controversy surrounding Side-B “Gay Christianity” and the Revoice conference, the Presbyterian Church in America’s (PCA) General Assembly voted to commend CBMW’s Nashville Statement as a “biblically faithful declaration.”...

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Editor’s Note: The following article is excerpted from CBMW’s monthly newsletter, which you can receive in your inbox by signing up here.

The United Kingdom has often served as a bellwether for the United States in terms of progressive social change. For example, in 1967 the UK...

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Friday, 01 May 2020 01:10

Women in the Pulpit?

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The question whether women may serve as pastors or elders is one that hits home for many Christians. Believers have seen this issue embroil and even divide their churches. In taking up such a critical and sensitive matter, it is important to turn to the Bible. What light does the Word of God shed...

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FORT WORTH, TX — The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Board of Trustees adopted the Nashville Statement and reaffirmed the Danvers Statement as “official guiding documents” at its spring meeting, which took place on April 7.

The adoption and reaffirmation of these...

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Should our daughters be required to enlist for the United States military draft?

This question — once reserved for theoretical ethics and water-cooler arguments about the implications of male-female equality — was answered in the affirmative this week by a US congressional committee....

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In this episode, CBMW executive director Colin Smothers talks with pastor and author Marty Machowski about family worship, parenting, and gender.

The resources mentioned in this podcast by Mart Machowski include his family devotional Long Story Shortand his children’s book, God Made Boys and...

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Monday, 09 March 2020 01:16

Is the Nuclear Family a Mistake?

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Editor’s Note: The following editorial is from CBMW’s March newsletter. Readers can subscribe here to receive our monthly ministry updates in your inbox.

“There has never been a time when the family faced so severe a crisis as the time in which we are now living. Many are not...

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Thursday, 05 March 2020 06:03

PCA church hosts LGBT arts festival

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Should a PCA church host a “short-play festival and celebration of transgender, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, and genderfluid artists”?

That may sound like an esoteric question, but this is apparently exactly what Memorial Presbyterian Church did this past week. Memorial Presbyterian...

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Friday, 28 February 2020 05:28

Polyamory and the Overton Window

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If you had asked me ten years ago whether evangelicals would ever give up ground on the issue of homosexuality, I would have said “no way!” Sure, the evangelical movement has always had its “progressive wing.” And yes, even the term “evangelical” has always been...

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A video interview with N. T. Wright recently went viral on Facebook (watch it below). In it, Wright is asked about women in ministry. It is clear that the interviewer and the audience are eager to hear Wright plant an egalitarian flag in the ground. Wright says that he is asked about this almost...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:53

Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (02/19/20)

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One mission of CBMW is to help Christians think through secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. Through this work, we pore over a lot of different news reports and articles as we attempt to wade through the ceaseless flow of information on the web. In our weekly Gender and...

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Thursday, 06 February 2020 23:00

A Truth Worth Defending

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Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the February 2020 edition of the CBMW Newsletter, a monthly ministry update that features exclusive editorial content from CBMW Executive Director Colin Smothers. We are posting part of this month’s newsletter editorial here to give...

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Wednesday, 05 February 2020 01:48

Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (02/06/20)

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One mission of CBMW is to help Christians think through secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. Through this work, we pore over a lot of different news reports and articles as we attempt to wade through the ceaseless flow of information on the web. In our weekly Gender and...

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020 21:00

Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (01/30/20)

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One mission of CBMW is to help Christians think through secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. Through this work, we pore over a lot of different news reports and articles as we attempt to wade through the ceaseless flow of information on the web. In our weekly Gender and...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 21:00

Marching for Lives

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Today in our nation’s capital, hundreds of thousands of people will mark the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion by participating in the 47th annual March for Life. The pro-life movement has been gaining momentum in recent years, driven by increased pro-life...

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 05:15

Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (01/23/20)

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One mission of CBMW is to help Christians think through secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. Through this work, we pore over a lot of different news reports and articles as we attempt to wade through the ceaseless flow of information on the web. In our weekly Gender and...

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 03:00

Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (01/16/20)

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One mission of CBMW is to help Christians think through secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. Through this work, we pore over a lot of different news reports and articles as we attempt to wade through the ceaseless flow of information on the web. In our weekly Gender and...

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Monday, 06 January 2020 23:52

Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (01/07/20)

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One mission of CBMW is to help Christians think through secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. Through this work, we pore over a lot of different news reports and articles as we attempt to wade through the ceaseless flow of information on the web. In our weekly Gender and...

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 04:40

British Legal Reasoning Takes Us Through the Looking Glass

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“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

“The question...

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019 05:15

Don’t Miss the New 9Marks Journal on Complementarianism

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The evangelical world was given a gift this week when the ecclessiology-focused ministry 9Marks released their latest journal dedicated entirely to the issue of complementarianism. If you consider yourself a complementarian — and even if you don’t — I encourage you to make plans...

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 04:32

A Meditation on Wombs

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It’s a curious story, this drama unfolding in the lives of two women, each one an unlikely choice to participate in the gate-crashing of the universe. God chose women and wombs to house men.And what men! One, the messenger and harbinger of the promised King; the other, the King himself.

And...

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Monday, 09 December 2019 04:53

Fathers, love your family through family fun and worship

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Fathers, love your family through family fun and worship

As a father of five, it is easy for me to get discouraged about my personal failings as a dad. I don’t spend enough time with my children; I don’t spend enough time with my wife; I lose my patience too often; I am not encouraging...

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Editor’s note: Dr. Tom Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Biblical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently spoke at CBMW’s annual banquet at the Evangelical Theological Society. His topic was 1 Timothy 2:12, and his title, “Thoughts on...

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One of the lessons young writers are taught is that one of the keys to good writing is to repeatedly emphasize your thesis. This is typically taught in some variation of “tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them.” The idea is that...

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019 02:06

(A)Typical Woman: A Review by Adrien Segal (Book Review)

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(A)Typical Woman, by Abigail Dodds, is written to Christian women who may be struggling with what it means to be a woman in today’s world and/or may be confused and enticed by the messages and expectations for women from voices outside the church. Does it level the playing field...

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