An Essay on the Awesomeness of Men

Denny Burk has just announced the release of the latest Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood.  Here are the contents and Burk’s introduction to the journal:

The Spring 2012 issue of The Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is now online, and you can download the entire issue from the CBMW website. This issue includes articles from Russell Moore, John Piper, and more. There are several book reviews, including Heath Lambert’s take on the controversial book Real Marriage. Owen Strachan has contributed an excellent article about the interchangeability of men’s and women’s roles. Louis Markos has some important reflections on gender-neutral translations of the Bible. The table of contents is below, and you can download individual articles from there.

Standard Fare
Denny BurkEditorial
VariousOdds & Ends
Essays & Perspectives
Russell D. MooreWomen, Stop Submitting to Men
John Piper“The Frank and Manly Mr. Ryle”: The Value of a Masculine Ministry
Owen StrachanOf “Dad Moms” and “Man Fails”: An Essay on Men and Awesomeness
Louis MarkosFrom the NRSV to the New NIV: Why Gender-Neutral Language Represents an Enforced Agenda Rather than a Natural Evolution
From the Sacred Desk
Denny BurkHow Do We Speak About Homosexuality?
Gender Studies in Review
Heath LambertThe Ironies of Real Marriage // A Review of Mark Driscoll,The Truth about Sex
Kenneth MagnusonThe End of Sexual Identity … or Sexual Morality? // A Review of Jenell Williams Paris, The End of Sexual Identity
Todd L. MilesCultivating Womanhood in a World of Competing Voices // A Review of James Dobson, Bringing Up Girls
Andrew David Naselli and Jennifer J. NaselliGive Them Jesus: Parenting with the Gospel // A Review of Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson, Give Them Grace
Courtney ReissigA Valuable Historical Study // A Review of Diana Lynn Severance, Feminine Threads
Here’s a teaser from my essay on “Dad Moms” (Denny asked me to revisit the original blog in a longer essay–it was pretty fun to write):

In November 2011, I was watching a football game, minding my own business, when a Tide commercial popped up on the television. It is not a commonplace that I pay great attention to advertisements for laundry detergent. But there was something different about this one. It began by showing a man folding clothes in a cheerfully lit bedroom. He introduced himself with this odd statement: “Hi.  I’m a Dad mom.  That means while my wife works, I’m at home being awesome.” This was interesting. I had not heard of a “Dad mom” before. This commercial suddenly had my full attention.


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