What is a Woman? Center for Biblical Worldview

For a “Christian,” having a proper Biblical or Christian Worldview is not optional. If we claim to be born again we are separated from worldly things 2 Cor 5:17, and therefore our view of the world, our beliefs about God, Creation, Humanity, Morality, Ethics, etc. are all grounded upon the infallible Word of God, the Bible. It is the foundation, the building block for everything a true “Christian” says and does, that is why the study of the Bible is so important for everyone. – Mike

CBW Monthly Newsletter

Equipping Christians to defend and advance their faith in their families, communities, and the public square

Since its launch last year, the Center for Biblical Worldview (CBW) has encouraged Christians to view the world through the lens of Scripture. Over the past few weeks, this need has been underscored yet again through several stories and events deserving our attention.

A few years ago, the following exchange between a U.S. senator and a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court would have been unimaginable.

Senator: “Can you provide a definition for the word ‘woman’?”
Nominee: “I can’t.”
Senator: “You can’t?”
Nominee: “Not in this context. I’m not a biologist.”

This line of questioning from Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has rightly received a lot of attention in conservative circles. In previous years, a nominee to the nation’s highest court wouldn’t have needed to be asked to define the word “woman.” If they had been, an unwillingness or inability to provide a definition likely would have been seen as disqualifying. But the mainstream media largely ignored the comment, choosing instead to focus — ironically — on the fact that if confirmed, Judge Jackson would be the first black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Of course, underlying the exchange between Blackburn and Jackson is a massive worldview divide. Blackburn’s question implies the expectation that the word “woman” has an objective, discernible definition. Jackson’s discomfort with the question reveals the success of the moral revolution in redefining basic words and concepts such as “man” and “woman,” and the fear of offending LGBT activists that reigns in the Democratic Party.

Although the broader culture no longer can define what it means to be a man or a woman, Christians, following the lead of God’s revealed truth, can offer a clear and consistent ethic in these confusing times. And that’s why the CBW exists, to help Christians apply God’s Word to the most pressing issues of our day.

To that end, here are a few of the articles we published recently that discuss issues including transgenderism, abortion, and some exciting developments from Guatemala:

On Fridays this month, the CBW’s Joseph Backholm guest-hosted Washington Watch with Tony Perkins. On several Fridays in March, David joined Joseph for a “Worldview Conversation.” Recent topics included:

Biblical Worldview Series

Last year, we launched a new web page for our Biblical Worldview Series. All booklets and associated prayer guides are available for download. These resources apply the Bible and historical teachings of the church to a wide range of issues, including voting, religious liberty, abortion, marriage, and sexuality.

 You can also visit frc.org/worldview anytime for the latest information and resources from the CBW.


David E. Closson
Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview

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