Gender Issues

Book Review: God’s Design for Man and Woman, by Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger

Review by David Schrock | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 02.23.2015

In the last three decades there has not been a comprehensive and scholarly biblical theology of manhood and womanhood. Until now.

Complementarianism & Cultural Engagement

By M. Dever, O. Strachan | 10.23.2014

Mark Dever interviews CBMW President Owen Strachan on Chuck Colson, Carl F. H. Henry, and the state of the complementarian debate.

Sexuality and Silence

By Andrew Wilson | 10.17.2014

Our desire to be wisely engaged in the culture should affect how we talk about ethical issues, but not whether we do at all.

The Gospel for a Gay Friend

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 2 | 10.25.2013

The beauty of the gospel is that it addresses every area of their life, not just one expression of the fall.

Preaching to Women Who Work in the Home

By Bari Nichols | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

To care well for the women in your church who work in the home, remember their curse, their context, and their culture.

A Sacred Trust: Reflections on Discipling Women

By Jani Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

What better legacy could you leave than generations of women who have learned to love Christ more?

Women, Christianity, and Feminism

By C. McCulley, M. Dever | 08.04.2010

Carolyn McCulley discusses feminism, ministering to singles, Christian social action, and what it means to be a "crush catalyst."

Book Review: The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men, by Richard Phillips

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 07.13.2010

At the risk of undermining the reader’s confidence in my objectivity, I have to admit that I have nothing negative to say about the book.

Why Complementarianism Is Crucial to Discipleship

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010

In every domain—I think it’s safe to generalize—women will better be able to pursue godly femininity when they are surrounded by men who pursue godly masculinity.

The Genesis of Gender and Ecclesial Womanhood

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010

Don’t miss the point here: gender is front and center in creation, the fall, and the curse.

Discipling Men vs. Discipling Women

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010

How should the Bible’s teaching about men and women inform my pastoral work?

How Pastors Can Equip Women for Ministry

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010

Equipping women for ministry is a necessary piece in the puzzle that is the local church.

May Women Serve as Pastors?

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010

Women are prohibited from teaching men and from exercising authority over them, and therefore it follows that they must not serve as elders.

Book Review: Womanly Dominion: More Than a Gentle and Quiet Spirit

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 06.25.2010

In 200 crisp, scripturally saturated pages, Chanski charts an engaging course for Christian womanhood in a feminist age.

Book Review: Radical Womanhood, by Carolyn McCulley

Review by Kristin Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 06.25.2010

This book has helped me understand feminism and respond to it biblically. As a result, it has spurred my growth in biblical womanhood, which truly is a radical way to live.