JBMW, Spring 2016, Volume XXI, Issue 1

In addition to my roles and responsibilities at Midwestern, I have the privilege of serving and supporting the work of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood both as a Board Member and as Editor of the Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. The Journal is published two times a year and features short-length essays on contemporary topics, full-length scholarly articles, a featured sermon, and reviews of books of interest to our readers.

The Spring 2016 issue of JBMW was released this week and has the topic of “Marriage and Family” as its general theme. This issue begins with six essays:

First, Dorothy Kelley Patterson, professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, writes on the contribution of Charles Ryrie (1925-2016) to complementarian studies through his book The Role of Women in the Church;

Jim Hamilton, father of five and professor of Biblical Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, gives counsel to parents “Don’t Play Travel Ball: Stay in the Rec League”;

Candi Finch, assistant professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern Seminary, reflects on “David Bowie, Glam Rock, and Gender Rebellion”;

David Schrock, pastor of Preaching and Theology at Occoquan Bible Church in Woodbridge, Virginia, offers a helpful study on a biblical theology of gender roles.

David A. Croteau, professor of New Testament and Greek at Columbia International University, in Columbia, South Carolina, looks at Ephesians 5:26 and asks “Are husbands responsible for the spiritual maturation of their wives?”

The final essay by T. Dale Johnson, assistant professor of Biblical Counseling at Southwestern Seminary, provides a timely review of the biblical development of marriage as a portrait of the Gospel.

This issue also contains five in-depth studies largely focused, like many of the essays, on the theme of marriage and family.

Bruce A Ware, professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary, shares a poignant piece, “God as Father, God the Father, and Human Fathers.”

Next, William M. Marsh, assistant professor of Theological Studies at Cedarville University, examines the command to “put on the new self” in Colossians 3 and its implications for husbands and wives.

Matthew C. Millsap, assistant professor of Christian Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, sheds light on the ways advances in technology are used for evil in such a way that outpaces a family’s preparedness to resist and to flee.

Jason S. DeRouchie, associate professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota examines Deutoronomy 22:5 and transgenderism, and

John Delhousaye, associate professor of New Testament at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona takes a closer look at Mark 10:1-12 and the meaning of marriage.

Following the essays and studies, this issue contains a sermon, “Ordered Love: An Exposition of 1 Peter 3:1-7,” by CBMW President, Owen Strachan.

The Journal concludes, finally, with several reviews by Louis Markos, Jeremy M. Kimble, Brian Neil Peterson, Megan Hill, Scott Corbin, and Craig Hurst.

This issue marks a transition point for JBMW as it signals the conclusion of David Schrock’s reliable and industrious tenure as assistant editor. We are thankful for his faithful service and rejoice in his new ministry assignment that while the responsibilities therewith necessitate his stepping down from his formal role with the Journal, we remain thankful this will not remove his involvement entirely as evidenced by his contribution to this issue.

As a testimony to the size of David’s contribution, it is my joy to introduce to readers of the Journal two new assistant editors who have started their time of service with this issue. Jeremy M. Kimble is assistant professor of Theological Studies at Cedarville University serving there after completing the PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary writing on ecclesiology. Candi Finch is assistant professor of theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern Seminary where she also completed her PhD writing on feminist theology. Please join me in thanking David and welcoming Jeremy and Candi.

You can download the entire journal as a PDF or each individual article. Subscribe here to receive your print copy of JBMW.

For those planning to attend the Together For the Gospel national confernence next week in Louisville, KY, do not miss the CBMW 2016 T4G Pre-Conference, April 11-12 featuring 28 speakers engaging the topic “The Beauty of Complementarity“.

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