Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (four/09/19) – CBMW


One mission of CBMW is to aid Christians feel by way of secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. By way of this operate, we pore more than a lot of unique news reports and articles as we try to wade by way of the ceaseless flow of info on the internet. In our weekly Gender and Sexuality News Roundups, we aim to distill some of the additional pertinent info for you.

The articles under are from a wide wide variety of sectors and publications, organized typically into 3 categories. They are presented in aggregate, not necessarily endorsed.

If you see an report that you feel really should be featured in future CBMW News Roundups, you can send it to [email protected] with the topic “News Roundup.”


Women’s Leadership Network starts weblog, podcast, FB, Baptist Press (Diana Chandler)

“The newly launched SBC Women’s Leadership Network will empower Southern Baptist females whilst concurrently embracing theological complementarianism, two network leaders told Baptist Press.”

Half of Pastors Be concerned Speaking Out on Social Concerns Will Offend People today, Christianity Right now (Griffin Paul Jackson)

“According to a complete new religious freedom and pluralism report released by the Barna Group this year, 9 out of 10 Christian pastors say assisting Christians have biblical beliefs about precise troubles is a key portion of their part as clergy. But they sense the stress from all sides: Quite a few express becoming topic to scrutiny from outdoors their congregations as properly as inside them. ‘The stakes are higher in the public square,’ the researchers wrote. ‘The troubles pastors really feel most pressured to speak out on are the similar ones they really feel restricted to speak on,’ with LGBT troubles and similar-sex marriage at the prime.”

The Storm-Tossed Family members and the Query of Idolatry, (Matt Damico)

“Christians can agree that the family’s value is revealed by the breadth of attempts to undermine and redefine it. And churches can agree that the get in touch with to light up the darkness requires honoring marital faithfulness and godly parenting. If the unbelieving globe thinks evangelicals speak also a great deal about the household, my response would be the similar as it is toward these who feel evangelicals really should cease speaking about sexuality: we’re not the ones who began the whirlwind of obsession and transform. We’re speaking mainly because we’re attempting to conserve anything.”


So Yale Law College endorses anti-religious bigotry now?, USA Right now (Samuel Adkisson)

“In an work to appease campus protesters, Yale announced that it would start discriminating against religious students. This really should concern all who worth intellectual diversity and religious freedom. But even additional troubling is the reality that this anti-religious bigotry is unlikely to confine itself to the ivory tower for lengthy.”

Nebraska grandmother acts as surrogate for gay son, BBC

“A 61-year-old Nebraskan lady has told of her joy following providing birth to her personal grandchild, acting as the surrogate for her son and his husband.”

Buttigieg to Mike Pence: ‘Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator’ Vox (Catherine Kim)

“Pete Buttigieg had a message for Vice President Mike Pence through a speech on Sunday: If you have a challenge with my gayness, take it up with God.

“During his speech on Sunday, which was created at the LGBTQ Victory Fund National Champagne Brunch, the presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke candidly about his sexuality, emphasizing how his gay identity is intertwined with his faith. A important point he emphasized: becoming gay is not a private option.”


Abortion will be thought of unthinkable 50 years from now, Vox (Karen Swallow Prior)

“Nothing marks the progress of any society additional than the expansion of human rights to these who formerly lacked them. I think that if such progress is to continue, prenatal human beings will be integrated in this group, and we will think about elective abortion primitive and cruel in the future.”

What is a Christian Lady? An Interview with Abigail Dodds, (Colin Smothers)

Colin Smothers interviews Abigail Dodds about her new book, (A)Common Lady, exactly where they talk about what it suggests to be a lady in Christ. Abigail Dodds (BA, Bethel University) is a wife and mother of 5 young children. She writes and teaches Bible research for the females at Bethlehem Baptist Church, exactly where her husband, Tom, serves as an elder. She contributes to and blogs at her private web-site,

Why Am I Nonetheless Like This? My Encounter with Exact same-Sex Attraction, Desiring God (Christopher Asmus)

“Make no error: sin is deadly, sin defames God, and killing sin by the Spirit is the Christian’s day-to-day operate (Galatians five:17). Hence, we ought to beat our temptations to sin down to nothing at all (Romans eight:12–13), and relentlessly pray for them to cease, never ever assuming they’re ours to battle for life. If you are a Christian who struggles with SSA, resolve by way of day-to-day repentance to drag your SSA out of the weeds and slay it with out mercy. Jesus died so you would die to your SSA (1 Peter two:24).”

Katie Wussow on a woman’s location in life, church, and operate, ERLC (Trillia Newbell)

“Today’s podcast characteristics small business owner and entrepreneur, Katie Wussow. Wussow explores complementarianism and a woman’s location in life, church, and operate.”

20 Quotes on Identity from Jackie Hill Perry, The Gospel Coalition (Matt Smethurst)

“Being strengthened to endure and becoming offered the energy to obey does not make obedience quick, but it does make it doable.”

The Beauty of Biblically Broad Complementarianism, Kevin DeYoung

“Kevin DeYoung speaks on the subject of “The Beauty of Biblically Broad Complementarianism” at CBMW’s TGC 2019 lunch occasion.

“DeYoung is a Reformed Evangelical theologian and author. He is married with eight young children, and he at the moment serves as the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church, in Matthews, North Carolina. DeYoung is the author of a number of books, such as Freedom and Boundaries: A Pastoral Primer on the Function of Girls in the Church and What Does the Bible Definitely Teach About Homosexuality?”


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