I contributed a chapter to a new book just published by Crossway: Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. My chapter deals with transgender, but the rest of the book deals with gender issues more broadly. All of the contributors are complementarian. John Piper waxes nostalgic in the Foreword to the volume. He writes:
My amazement is that decades into this struggle, there is such a widespread and robust embrace of the beautiful biblical vision of complementary manhood and womanhood. This may strike you as an evidence of small faith on my part. Perhaps it is. But if you had tasted the vitriol of our audiences in the 1970s and 1980s, you might understand.
In the late seventies, we were called “obscene” for suggesting that God’s Word taught distinct, complementary roles for men and women based on manhood and womanhood, not just competency. Therefore, the breadth and maturity and creativity and joyfulness of the complementarian crowd today triggers happy amazement in me.
Here’s a list of contributors and their chapters:
Table of Contents
Introduction: How Does the Gospel Shape Manhood and Womanhood?
- Being a Man and Acting Like One
- Masculinity Handed Down
- The Happy Call to Holistic Provision
- The Feminine Focus
- The Nature of a Woman’s Nurture
- What Is Submission?
- Every Day Godward
- Discipline for Our Good
- Training Our Kids in a Transgender World
- Good News for the Not-Yet-Married
- Purity We Can Count On
Grant and GraceAnna Castleberry
- My Recovery from Feminism
- Immature Manhood and the Hope of Something Better
Afterword: The Glad Conviction
Order the book here.