ELSEWHERE: Gender–Leave the Trinity Out Of It

The gender role debates between complementarians and egalitarians in the church show no signs of abating any time soon, and in protracted theological discussions (battles) like these, the tendency is to pull every other subject into its orbit—even the Trinity. Commenting on Larry Crab's recent entry into the discussion, Fred Sanders argues over at Christianity Today that we should leave the doctrine of the Trinity alone in the gender debate as it can surely only result in speculation on both s … [Read more...]

Leave Baby Bear and His Doll Alone

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I confess that when I read Owen Strachan’s “The Gospel Is for Baby Bear: On Sesame Street and Gender Confusion” (originally posted on his blog and then reposted on the The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s website), my initial reaction was 100 percent snark. I posted a link to it on my Facebook page, along with a couple of “reactions,” such as:“My boys have often played in a toy kitchen set, and sometimes even carry purses. I've clearly failed as a man and a father, and quite possi … [Read more...]

When Your Pop Idol Fails You

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Barack Obama. Tim Keller. Beyonce. The Pope. Tiger Woods. Batman. We love our heroes. It’s a natural human impulse for us to place our heroes on pedestals and our hopes in their hands.But eventually, without exception, our heroes let us down.In Japan, pop idol Minami Minegishi has disappointed her fans. The Atlantic reports: The official YouTube channel of AKB48, the most popular musical group in Japan today, usually hosts music video clips and other promotions. Yet around 10 p.m. on Ja … [Read more...]

Pride & Gender Roles: Demythologizing Marital Income Disparity

Getting a job in a competitive, capitalist society is a lot like playing dodge ball in grade school- it involves praying you aren’t picked last and getting your buddies who have already made the team to vouch for you. But unlike a game of dodge ball, the career world can affect every aspect of your life indefinitely. So what happens when Christian men, convinced that they need to be the predominant fiscal provider, get out-earned by their wives?There seems to be an innate, archetypal desire i … [Read more...]


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