4 Vital Conversations the Church Must Have Without Passion or Prejudice

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Echo chambers can be very deceiving. You go into the same sites everyday -- the sites you either love, because they validate your thinking, or love to hate because you can show them to others who also hate them, and have your feelings validated, once again -- and after a while you fall for an illusion of breadth and width; you begin to think that the 80 or 800 people with whom you agree are the vast silent majority; that "everybody" -- or at least the right-thinking folks with common-sense -- … [Read more...]

Are Men Permitted to Flirt? Should They Be Encouraged?

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On her Facebook page, Elizabeth Stoker (whose blog can be found here) posted a question which -- in an era where men are routinely depicted by Madison Avenue as either slovenly slackers or pathetically stupid-and-neutered -- is well-worth asking: When a guy flirts with me out in the wild i always turn them down because i am married, but i have also for sometime offered like a brief performance review, example: [me at starbucks]: a gingerbread latte please [dude behind me in line]: i'll pay … [Read more...]

Men on Strike: Fathers, Family, Frank Talk and First Things

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Two weeks ago at First Things, I wondered what it would be like if Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) had her way and women ruled the world.This week I'm continuing on the theme of men and women and families and faith:Family illiteracy, [author Mary Eberstadt] says, “breeds religious illiteracy.”In turn, increasing our scriptural literacy is one way for Christian communities to help their members understand and form families. Eberstadt’s book...has, in tandem with Helen Smith’s Men on Strike, … [Read more...]


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