Tales of a Male “Preacher’s Wife”

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(This is excerpted from my full article featured this month in Sojourners Magazine and on the Sojourners website.) MY WIFE IS a pastor. Specifically, she’s the senior pastor of a prominent church in downtown Portland, Ore. I’m on staff too, but only part-time, and she enjoys telling people she’s my boss. Technically, I answer to [Read More...]

A Down Economy’s Silver Lining for Men


I was a nervous kid. Once, I got so freaked out by the prospect of a speaking part in my first-grade school play that my folks thought I had come down with appendicitis. But there were two times in particular that I remember descending into unmitigated panic. Both involved discussions with my dad about my [Read More...]

Gospel Coalition’s Views on Gender, Sex Aren’t “Complementary”


On the one hand, I’m encouraged when Christians can have more honest, open dialogue about sex and sexuality in the public forum. On the other, I’m more than a little distressed when the matter at hand is about “Biblically-based” sexual submission. For those unfamiliar, there are (at least) two camps in the Christian conversation about [Read More...]