Podcast: What Do Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne, and Jay Gatsby Have in Common?

Jeremy Renner Hurt Locker

Two posts back, I gave you a challenge: Close your eyes. If I say the word “masculine,” who is the first familiar face that you see? Who’s the man? Last week, I had the honor of joining Dr. Jeff Keuss, Dr. Christine Chaney, Carlo Nakar, and show host Jennie Spohr for another evening of lively discussion at The Kindlings Muse. Before a live audience at Hale's Ales Pub and Brewery, we talked about masculinity, action heroes, and who we consider to be the manliest of them all. I won't … [Read more...]

Sometimes There’s a Man: Who’s the World’s Most Masculine Guy?

I'm the Man

Close your eyes. If I say the word "masculine," who is the first familiar face that you see? Who's the man? Post your choice in the Comments. For most people, it'll probably be somebody famous... an action movie star or an athlete or a rock star. Arnold Schwarzeneggar. Lebron James. Denzel Washington. John Wayne. Bruce Willis. Bradley Cooper. Idris Elba. Justin Timberlake. Liam Neeson. Daniel Craig. Bruce Springsteen. Masculinity is usually associated with strength, aggression, and … [Read more...]

“Confessions of a Cage Fighter”

I've been intrigued by the conversation swirling around this provocative article that was published at The Other Journal: "The Confessions of a Cage Fighter: Masculinity, Misogyny, and the Fear of Losing Control." Matt Morin's article does pick on one particular pastor. But that is, in part, because that particular pastor has made himself impossible to ignore on on this issue, and because he influences so many other leaders.  … [Read more...]


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