CBMW 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE A Brave New Movement: CBMW and the Gospel Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:30am-12pm Galt House Ballroom, The Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky Cost per person $30 (non-refundable) Register
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Complementarians are in a major cultural moment. We've seen our biblically-driven movement grow and spread all over the world in the last few decades. Tens of thousands of churches have reaped encouragement from CBMW, and have continued to preach the same biblical truth on sexuality and gender that Christians have believed for millennia. Today, we're seeing challenges to God's wisdom sprout like weeds all over the culture. Believers need to be equipped to handle these challenges, and to answer questions like these: How can believers respond well to these challenges? How do gender roles relate to the gospel?

Where is complementarianism headed?


8:30-8:50 Ligon Duncan: Welcome, “Where CBMW & Complementarianism Has Been”
8:50-9:10 Russell Moore: "How the Gospel of Jesus Christ Creates True Flourishing"
9:10-9:30 Kevin DeYoung: “The Beauty of Differences--In Heaven and on Earth”
9:30-9:50 Eric Mason: “Renewing Men: The Gospel Call”
9:50-10:10 John Piper: “Renewing Women: The Gospel Call”
10:10-10:30 Danny Akin: "Men and Missions: The Missing Link"
10:30-10:50 Albert Mohler: "Sound Words on Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Public Square"
10:50-11:10 David Platt: “Radically Single: Authentic Christianity as Men and Women”
11:10-11:40 Women’s Panel: GraceAnna Castleberry (moderator), Trillia Newbell, Kristie Anyabwile, Melissa Kruger, Jodi Ware, and Candice Watters
11:40-12:00 Owen Strachan: "Where CBMW & Complementarianism Is Going"


  • Daniel L. Akin
    Daniel L. Akin Bio
    Daniel L. Akin Daniel L. Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Criswell College, a Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington. His pastoral experience includes serving 10 churches in Texas, Florida, Alabama and Virginia in both interim and full-time capacities. Danny is married to Charlotte and they have four sons.
  • Kevin DeYoung
    Kevin DeYoung Bio
    Kevin DeYoung Kevin DeYoung is the pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. Prior to serving at URC, Kevin was the associate pastor at First Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. Kevin holds a Master of Divintiy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have five children.
  • J. Ligon Duncan
    J. Ligon Duncan Bio
    J. Ligon Duncan Ligon Duncan is chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. He is also President of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He completed a Bachelor's of Arts at Furman University, a Master of Arts and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children.
  • Eric Mason
    Eric Mason Bio
    Eric Mason Eric Mason is the founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to his role at Epiphany Fellowship, he serves as President of Thriving, a ministry dedicated to aiding ethnic minorities to be resourced and trained for ministry in the urban context. He completed a Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Eric resides in Philadelphia with His wife (Yvette) and two sons (Immanuel and Nehemiah).
  • R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Bio
    R. Albert Mohler, Jr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Albert is a theologian and an ordained minister, having served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. He came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the Southern Baptist Convention. He earned both the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Mary, and they have two children.
  • Russell D. Moore
    Russell D. Moore Bio
    Russell D. Moore Russell D. Moore is president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention’s official entity assigned to address social, moral, and ethical concerns. He speaks frequently to issues of theology, culture, and public policy. An ordained Southern Baptist minister, Russell has served as a pastor for a number of Southern Baptist churches. He earned a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Philosophy from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Maria, and they are the parents to five boys.
  • John Piper
    John Piper Bio
    John Piper John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980, accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.
  • David Platt
    David Platt Bio
    David Platt David Platt is the senior pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches from God’s Word in churches, seminaries, and the underground church all over the world. He married his wife, Heather, in 1999, and they are parents of four children.
  • Owen Strachan
    Owen Strachan Bio
    Owen Strachan Owen Strachan is the executive director of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (2012-present). He is assistant professor of christian theology and church history at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, and he regularly teaches classes for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Strachan completed a Doctorate of Philosophy in Theological Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Owen currently resides in Louisville with his wife, Bethany, and their two children.

Women's Panel

  • Kristie Anyabwile
    Kristie Anyabwile
    Kristie Anyabwile Kristie Anyabwile is a North Carolina native and graduate of NC State University with a bachelors of arts degree in history. She is a wife, mother, and homemaker who loves cooking, hospitality, reading, and long walks with her hubby. She and her husband, Thabiti, live in the Cayman Islands where Thabiti serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman. They have been married 20 years and have three children by birth and several adult “adopted” children, who have become a part of their family.
  • Melissa Kruger
    Melissa Kruger
    Melissa Kruger Melissa Kruger serves as Women's Ministry Coordinator at Uptown Church in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World (Christian Focus, 2012). Her husband Mike is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte, and they have three children.
  • Trillia Newbell
    Trillia Newbell
    Trillia Newbell Trillia Newbell is a wife, mom, and writer who loves Jesus. You can read her regular writings on faith and family in, the Knoxville News-Sentinel, as well as on Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition. Trillia is the lead editor for Karis, the women's channel for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Her greatest love besides God is her family. She is happily married to her best friend and love, Thern, and has two children.
  • Jodi Ware
    Jodi Ware
    Jodi Ware Jodi Ware is a wife, mother, and grandmother living in Louisville, Kentucky. Her husband Bruce teaches theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and she is involved in the Seminary Wives Institute as registrar and teacher. She participates in music ministry and women’s ministry at Clifton Baptist Church, and loves meeting one-on-one with women, engaging in “conversational ministry.” She and her husband have two children and three grandchildren.
  • Candice Watters
    Candice Watters
    Candice Watters Candice Watters is a mom, homeschooler, mentor, writer, and speaker. She has a B.A. from Calvin College and an M.A. in Public Policy from Regent University.

    She is the Assistant Editor for the Family Chanel for CBMW, writes a regular Q&A column for Boundless.org, a Focus on the Family webzine that she and her husband, Steve, created in 1998. She is the author of Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen and co-author with Steve of Start Your Family: Inspiration for Having Babies.

    She and her husband, Steve Watters, Vice President of Communications for Southern Seminary, live in Louisville, Kentucky with their four children.
  • GraceAnna Castleberry
    GraceAnna Castleberry
    GraceAnna Castleberry GraceAnna is a wife and mom. She is a graduate of Clemson University and worked on staff with CRU at Duke University leading women's Bible studies. She now co-hosts the radio program, Mothering From The Heart, with her mom, Audrey Broggi, heard weekly on wagp.net. Her husband, Grant, is a student at Southern Seminary. They live in Louisville, Kentucky, where GraceAnna raises their two daughters.
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