By Jared Moore Wesley Hill is the author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality. He is a celibate “Gay Christian.” A few weeks ago, I asked him on Twitter, “Dr. Hill, do you believe same-sex attraction is sin?” He replied, “The short answer is no. But I hope to unpack that…

By Grant Castleberry We are excited to announce that we are sponsoring and exhibiting at the ERLC National Conference, which is right around the corner on October 27-29, 2014. We are thrilled about the work of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and are especially excited about the theme of this year’s conference, “The Gospel,…

by Candice Watters It’s rare to forget about Twitter, to leave emails unopened, and to not know what’s going on beyond the bounds of a hotel swimming pool, but last week we managed a family vacation so full of mountain hikes, sightseeing, lounging at the swimming pool, and visits with old friends, that except for…

By Grant Castleberry This summer we launched a giving campaign called Stand Against the Tide. The campaign was started when a donor offered to give $25,000 if other ministry partners would match the gift. So we sought the Lord for clarity about what the campaign should be centered on. We thought that the theme: Stand Against the Tide…

By Mark Singleton   Put a Christian manhood book into this blank (___________).  It doesn’t matter which one. We all remember when we read that one manhood book. It gave us something that the tie-wearing choir boy had been screaming for all of his life. There was a sense of liberation. A feeling of “I don’t…

By Jared Moore If you embrace these 10 myths about lust, then you will find no remedy for your lust. Instead, you will dive into a “black hole” of sin. Embrace Truth; reject these 10 myths: 1. “I lust because I’m human.” No, you lust because you’re a sinner. 2. “I lust because others dress immodestly.” No, you lust because…

By Courtney Reissig It’s the last day of July and like many of you it’s hard to believe August is literally a day away, meaning for a lot of our writers and readers, summer fun, vacation, and long days are about to turn into homework, activities, and the first day of school. To get ready…

  By Greg Gibson   Over the month of July, we have posted several articles here at Manual in a series called, “Second Shift.”  One of the hardest things—I think—in which for men to excel at as gospel-centered warriors, is coming home from work at 5pm-ish and being emotionally, spiritually, and physically present as husbands and dads.  I talk with grown…

In the latest JBMW Owen Strachan, President of CBMW, offers a compelling argument for not using ‘gay Christian’ as a denominator for Christians who have left a lifestyle of homosexuality or who still wrestle against same-sex attraction (SSA). Engaging the present conversation about SSA and rooting the believers identity in their union with Christ [i], Owen argues that since we are new creations…

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