Don Carson and Bob Yarborough were the guest speakers at the 2012 EFCA Theology Conference, and they tackled the very incendiary subject of gender.
Matt Smethurst writes on The Gospel Coalition website:
Our Lord and his inspired apostles were culturally situated, yes, but they weren’t culturally bound. Many assume that cultural rootedness automatically amounts to cultural relativity; the two, however, are simply not the same.
Followers of King Jesus must remain finally tethered “not to a political conviction or to social habit or to hermeneutical whimsy, but to divine mandate.” And for those who embrace the King’s word as their supreme authority, the divine mandate is clear. In these talks, Carson and Yarbrough have offered careful reflection on a contentious and critical issue.
The TGC site links are not working as of October 2014. Perhaps they will be corrected at some point.
Understanding Complementarianism >>>
A secondary site to find the audio links is at the Caffeinated Thoughts blog >>>
Don Carson is one of the most searched for speakers on this blog, and with good reason. Don’s messages not only provide great theology, he teaches you how to think and work through the difficulties of a passage or issue. And he has certainly changed my mind on a few issues. He also very wisely chooses not to provide specific applications on certain things because they must be worked out by individuals or leadership.
This is true of these two messages. Don breathes fresh clarifying air into the issue of women in positions of authority over men. He clearly demonstrates a Biblical hermeneutic that is so easy to follow that you will learn good interpretive practices while learning about the gender issues.
Carson admonishes preachers to stop apologizing for God’s Word in the face of an offended culture. God’s Word is for our good and we need to stand by that over and above the issue at stake.
These messages were given at the Desiring God’s 2009 Different by Design mini conference at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis.
Session 1: The Flow of Thought in 1 Timothy 2 >>>
Session 2: Is the Culture Shaping Us or are We Shaping the Culture? >>>
Different by Design 2009 >>>
Colin Adams wife Nicki has posted links to 12 messages specifically relating to being a wife and mother. The post is on Titus2Talk.
The speakers include Carolyn Mahaney, Barbara Hughes, Noel Piper, Susan Hunt, John Piper, Voddie Baucham and Ted Tripp. I’ve heard a number of these messages by Piper and Baucham, and they are fantastic. Visit the page and check out the titles.
Messages of Wives and Mothers page >>>