Monthly Archives: June 2016

Owen Strachan Discusses God’s Grand Design for Manhood & Womanhood on In the Market with Janet Parshall

The Grand DesignWhat does it mean to be male? What about female? What are gender roles? Janet Parshall discusses God’s grand design for manhood and womanhood with special guest Owen Strachan. Listen here: Media Link.

About The Book:
The world has gone gray-fuzzy, blurry, gender-neutral gray. In a secularist culture, many people today are confused about what it means to be a man or a woman. Even the church struggles to understand the meaning of manhood and womanhood. In The Grand Design, Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock clear away the confusion and open up the Scriptures. They show that the gospel frees us to behold the unity and distinctiveness of the sexes. In Christ, we have a script for our lives. Doxology, we discover, is in the details.

Praise for The Grand Design:

“We live in an age characterized by confusion on gender and sexuality … Strachan and Peacock have provided a careful and faithful account of Scripture’s vision for sexuality and gender. This book is urgently needed.”
-R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“Strachan and Peacock don’t simply defend a view of men and women that is traditional but now counter-cultural. They show it is beautiful.”
-Andy Naselli, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Confusion abounds today on what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman. Peacock and Strachan put feet on the biblical teaching.”
-Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

About the Authors:

Owen Strachan is the president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

Gavin Peacock played for Chelsea Football Club. He is now Director of International Outreach for the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, and serves as a pastor at Calvary Grace Church in Calgary, Alberta.

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF

Where to Buy:
The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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New From Mez McConnell: God – Is He Out There?

God-Is He Out There?If God exists, prove it then? If God exists, what does it have to do with me? If all this is true, now what?

This is the first in a series of short workbooks from the 9 Marks Urban series, which are designed to help you think through some of life’s big questions. It all starts with the most important question of all: God-Is He Out There? The questions that follow all hinge on our answer to that question. If we answer that there is a God, then how can we get to know Him and how should we now live?

Praise for God – Is He Out There?:

“A life committed to following Jesus isn’t easy, so we need all the help we can get! I’m thankful, then, for a resource like this. In God: Is He Out There?, Mez McConnell tackles the difficult – yet central – questions of Christian theology in a way that is accessible, practical, and personal.”
-Jared C. Wilson, Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Managing Editor of For The Church, Midwestern’s site for gospel-centered resources.

God – Is He Out There? is such a practical tool for discipling believers in the basics of the Christian faith … My advice: Grab a copy and walk with a few others believers through it.”
-Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee

Mez McConnellAbout The Author:
Mez McConnell is the pastor for Niddrie Community Church, near Edinburgh. He is also the Director of 20schemes which is dedicated to revitalising and planting gospel churches in Scotland’s poorest communities. Previously he was a missionary with street kids in Brazil. He is married and has two children.

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF
  • Press Releases:  PDF

Where to Buy:
God – Is He Out There? is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

God-Is He Out There? Buy Now:

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