CBMW 2018 T4G PRE-CONFERENCE The Nashville Statement: Building a Coalition for Biblical Sexuality April 11, 2018 9:00AM–12:00PM Louisville, KY $30 Register
Is the faith once for all delivered to the saints compatible with the LGBT revolution? How we answer this question is in many ways the defining challenge of our generation. Much confusion surrounds these issues not only in the wider culture, but also in the pulpits and pews of our churches. As evangelical Christians, we must provide a faithful and loving witness of Christ to the many who are struggling to find answers. In that light, we are convinced of the need to build a new coalition for articulating the biblical view of gender and sexuality. Join us to see how The Nashville Statement meets this challenge head on.


Our book sponsors have generously agreed to provide the following titles to every pre-conference attendee:

-"What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?" by Kevin DeYoung (Crossway)
-"Transgender" by Vaughan Roberts (Good Book)
-"All of Grace" by Charles Spurgeon (LifeWay)
-"Mea Culpa: Learning from Mistakes in the Ministry" by Kyle McClellan (Christian Focus)
-"Sexual Addiction: Freedom from Compulsive Behavior" by David Powlison (New Growth Press)
-"Counter Culture" by David Platt (Radical)

Look here for more book announcements to come!


April 11
9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:15 a.m. Ligon Duncan: "What Does Nashville Have to Do with Danvers?"
9:50 a.m. Albert Mohler: "Understanding the Times, Knowing What to Do"
10:20 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. Presentation
10:50 a.m. Denny Burk: "'Male and Female He Created Them': Thinking Biblically about Transgenderism"
11:25 a.m. Sam Allberry: "'And the Two Shall Become One Flesh': Thinking Biblically about Homosexuality and the Covenant of Marriage"


  • Denny Burk
    Denny Burk Bio
    Denny Burk Denny Burk is the President of CBMW. He is a Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also serves as an Associate Pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church, which is in Louisville, KY.
  • Sam Allberry
    Sam Allberry Bio
    Sam Allberry Sam Allberry is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, a global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and a pastor based in Maidenhead, UK. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay?, James For You, and most recently Why Bother with Church. He is a founding editor of Living Out, a ministry for those struggling with same-sex attraction.
  • 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.
  • 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.