The Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (JBMW) is a theological journal that focuses on gender issues from a complementarian perspective. Last year I was hired as the editor of that journal, and the first issue for which I am responsible has just come back from the printer. I have made some changes in the format that I hope will open up the journal to a wider audience. I explain those changes in my editorial.
The current issue includes articles from John Piper, Mark Dever, Jim Hamilton, Ligon Duncan, and more. In addition to my editorial, two articles are available on the website for free: “Pursuing Manhood” by Ray Van Neste and “Women in Ministry: Practical Application of Biblical Teaching” by Randy Stinson and Chris Cowan. Both of these articles make for provocative reading, and I would be interested to hear your feedback on them.
One item that I would like to highlight in this issue is our new “Letters” section. I am excited about this new feature because of the forum it will open up with our readers. If you read the articles and want to write a response, I will consider it for publication in our next issue. Not only do I welcome feedback from those who agree with the theological position of the journal, I also welcome feedback from those who do not. In the current issue, egalitarian Kevin Giles contributes an extended response to a review of his book that appeared in a previous issue of JBMW. Chris Cowan follows with a brief response for the editors. For a fuller description of the contents of this issue, visit the journal’s website and read my editorial.
What can I say? I think this is a great journal, and I think you should read it. You can subscribe to JBMW at the journal’s website. I hope you will do so soon.