Who Deserves Our Attention? On Outrage Blogging

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Fellow Patheos blogger Chris recently had an interesting post about blogging, the internet, and outrage. A few days ago I stumbled across an article by David Wong titled “5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 5 Seconds.” One item in particular was uncomfortably familiar: “The Headline Is About a ‘Lawmaker’ Saying Something Stupid”: A low-level politician with no power said something incredibly stupid, and the opposing party is trumpeting it from the mountaintops to make everyone in the … [Read more...]

Quick Hits: Doug Wilson on Women and Submission

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From time to time, Doug Wilson posts quotations from some of his many books. I want to share two of his recent ones.Here's the first: "A husband's authority over his wife and a wife's particular submission to her husband are a subset of this broader Christian duty for all believers to be filled with the Spirit and to be mutually submissive to one another" (For a Glory and a Covering, p. 24). I'm still trying to figure out how this statement even manes sense. How is the idea that a husband … [Read more...]

A Documentary Look at Courtship

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There's a documentary being made about the courtship of a young woman named Kelly. Kelly's story is interesting for a number of reasons (for example, she was raised in a secular home, converted to Christianity, discovered and embraced the Christian Patriarchy movement, and then, in her thirties, found "spiritual parents" to walk her through the courtship process). Let me start by giving you the documentary's trailer:The documentary is still in production, and its website is actually a … [Read more...]

John Piper, Gender Roles, and Women in Combat

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In the wake of the decision to allow women to serve in combat positions, let's take a look at popular evangelical leader John Piper article on the subject, "Co-Ed Combat and Cultural Cowardice." If I were the last man on the planet to think so, I would want the honor of saying no woman should go before me into combat to defend my country. A man who endorses women in combat is not pro-woman; he’s a wimp. He should be ashamed. For most of history, in most cultures, he would have been utterly s … [Read more...]

The Biblical Case against Women in Combat?

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As you probably know, the defense department has just moved to allow women in combat. This is a move that conservative evangelical leaders have been warning about for decades, and their reaction was predictable. Let's take a look at what conservative evangelical author, pastor, and Christian Patriarchy leader Douglas Wilson had to say. No one should be surprised at the announcement that women are now going to be serving in combat roles in the U.S. military. This has been heading toward us for a … [Read more...]

Right-Wing Radio Hosts Discuss Man-Hating Feminists

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Jessica, a writer for Friendly Atheist, has a fascinating post up today in which she analyses  and responds to a conversation about feminism that took place between two right-wing radio hosts. This piece is instructive as well as maddening, because the radio hosts, Swanson and Buehner, employ essentially every anti-feminist stereotype and straw man out there. Here is the clip:If you don't have a moment to listen, don't worry, because Jessica took the time to transcribe the entire thing. … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Is Contraception “Emasculating”? Sean Responds

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A guest post by SeanHi everyone! This is Sean.Libby sent me a piece called "The Emasculating Effects of Modern Contraception." This is about husbands and fathers. Libby is neither, but she happens to know one pretty well – me!She was wondering what I thought - so here goes. First I'll start with an excerpt from the piece.The most recent discussion about “neutered men” brings to mind a casual conversation I took part in a few years back at a sporting event. A group of mothers was c … [Read more...]


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