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6 Monumental Questions Facing Every Church In America
Originally Posted: 09/08/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

Christianity is a lifelong journey of learning new things, growing in wisdom, and interacting with a wide array of difficult topics. Boldly asking tough questions is essential to spiritual development. ...

Transgender Theology Professor Asked to Leave Christian College
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

A California Christian university has asked a professor who was once its chair of theology and philosophy to leave after he came out as transgender. A California Christian univers ...

Housework, Hookups, and St. Gregory of Nyssa
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

This past year, I’ve been working out of my house, something like a stay-at-home dad, what with the after-school hours and school holidays and such. ... What I have discovered, in all this mess, is that I am a ...

Is Gender Equality Killing Women?
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

I consider myself a feminist, which means (to me at least) I support the elimination of barriers to access for all people, regardless of their gender. But in spite of that, the equality that follows such effor ...

A Down Economy’s Silver Lining for Men
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

The simple fact is that, for all intents and purposes, the unsustainable cycle of upward mobility has been broken. Most men today no longer believe they have to out-earn their dads, partly because there are in ...

Why Women are the Key to the Church’s Future
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

Anyone who has been paying attention has noticed that, of those left within the walls of most churches, the majority still hanging in there are women. I’ll preface this piece my ...

Five Misconceptions About Men
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Rather than dissecting the points of friction I found with author David Murrow (which were many), I thought I’d try to outline a few major distinctions between traditional “modern” male identity and what some ...

Bromosapien: The Evolution of the Postmodern Male (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I like potpourri; my wife digs the nickel defense. I changed more diapers in the first month of my son’s life than my dad ever did on me. I take care of the kids when Amy goes to meetings in the evenings, and ...

Bromosapien: Evolution of the Postmodern Male (part 1)
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Thinking back to the action hero movies of my childhood, guys like Sylvester Stallone and Ah-nuld Schwarzenegger were the pictures of masculinity. Now they’ve been replaced by Tobey Maguire’s bookish Spiderman ...

She Said — Egalitarianism: Men, Submit to Your Wives
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 10:17pm | Type: Blog

Obviously there are differences — biological, hormonal, stereotypical — between men and women. I don't dispute that. For me, the danger is in going one step further to assume how those differences do or s ...

He Said — Egalitarianism: Who Needs Repentance Anyway?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

My wife and I have been embroiled in a deep debate lately. It involves gender roles, complementarianism, egalitarianism, and often threats of a kick landing somewhere on my body. ...

The Sound of Learning
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

The dangers that swirl around her come from gender stereotypes that threaten to curb her scientific interests. I worry that she will internalize the myth that boys are good in math and science and girls are n ...

Mormon Women Seeking Middle Ground to Greater Equality
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Some Mormon women are not pushing for ordination, but they crave a more engaged and visible role for women in the Mormon church. SALT LAKE CITY — For some Mormon feminists, there ...

Let's Talk About (Complementary) Sex
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

For those unfamiliar, there are (at least) two camps in the Christian conversation about gender roles, one of which we can call “egalitarian,” and the other calls itself “complementarian.” The implication of t ...

Femsculine Christianity
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

No matter how normal this may feel it is time for the people of God to wake up to this broken reality. We cannot blindly accept the cultural assumptions that have been handed down to us. ...

Examining John Piper's "Masculine Christianity"
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

Piper, recently keynoted a conference called “God, Manhood and Ministry: Building Men for the Body of Christ.” On first blush, this sound both exciting and very necessary. Men are leaving organized religion in ...

He Said, She Said: Driscoll's "Real Marriage" is Really Not
Originally Posted: 01/23/2012 - 5:41am | Type: Blog

Real Marriage is a poorly written, poorly researched book by a well-meaning pastor who I believe is struggling with his own sexuality and sense of self-worth. Editor's ...

The Top 10 Worst Toys to Give Your Daughter This Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/21/2011 - 5:51pm | Type: Blog

Disclaimer: These toys are wrapped up in a whole lot of complicated gender roll/motherhood/feminism issues…so take my snark with a grain of salt, folks. The Top 10 Googled Celeb ...