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Strachan named CBMW executive director

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Owen Strachan was named executive director of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood Monday (Jan. 7), succeeding Randy Stinson.

Strachan, 31, serves as assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at Boyce College in Louisville, Ky. The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) is a Louisville, Ky.-based group that supports a complementarian position on manhood and womanhood. The organization holds that men and women are equal but have different and complementary roles in the home and in the church.


"Owen Strachan is a bright and energetic young thinker, brimming with wise ideas about the next stage of CBMW's mission," Russell D. Moore, chairman of the board of CBMW, said. "I'm excited about the road-map he's laid out for us and look forward to the future."

Stinson becomes CBMW senior fellow.

Strachan has published articles, essays and reviews on gender roles for publications such as The Atlantic online, Christianity Today, The City and the Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (JBMW). He participated in a 2012 debate with Rachel Held Evans over egalitarianism on the UK radio show "Unbelievable." In 2012, Strachan's JBMW article on "Dad moms" led to media coverage from outlets like The Blaze, the Louisville Courier-Journal and Christianity Today. Strachan has spoken at the Family Research Council, the Veritas Forum and the Evangelical Theological Society.

Strachan holds a Ph.D. in theological studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a master of divinity degree in biblical & theological studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Wayne Grudem, past president and co-founder of CBMW, said Strachan "brings a wealth of knowledge about theology and evangelical history to his new leadership role with CBMW."


"Strachan is a wise and gifted communicator who seeks to honor Jesus Christ in all that he does," Grudem said. "I expect that Dr. Strachan will be used by God to significantly increase the impact of the ministry of CBMW."

Prior to taking a professorship at Boyce, Strachan was the managing director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the founding associate director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS.

Based on reporting by Jeff Robinson of CBMW.

Copyright (c) 2013 Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist Press


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