Boys in Skirts and Marriages Under Fire: The New Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood Is Online

The newest issue of the Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (Spring 2010, Volume 15.1) has just been posted online.  It looks as provocative and useful as ever. I’ve posted the full table of contents below; I commend all of the pieces to you.  In particular, Rob Lister’s article on how a husband can lead [Read More...]

An Essential Talk by Bruce Ware on Manhood

The following was just posted at the blog of The Gospel Coalition: Theologian Bruce Ware just gave a noteworthy talk on godly manhood at his church, Clifton Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky.  The talk was entitled “Select Principles on Being a Biblically Faithful Man and Husband”.  I heard the talk and commend the audio to [Read More...]

Omega Males, David Brooks, and the Importance of Glamour

Slate recently ran a story about men they called “Omega males.” Definitely not Alpha, not quite Beta.  Essentially, this class of men is drifting through their post-college and thirtysomething years, not making much of themselves, struggling to find love, and making little dent on the world. This kind of guy seems to have proliferated in [Read More...]

Shocking News: Men Are in Trouble

Add these to your already extensive “Men Are in Trouble” files.  My thanks to Mark Rogers for the first two.  First, “Lean Years” from David Brooks of the NYT: Over the past few decades, men have lagged behind women in acquiring education and skills. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at age 22, 185 [Read More...]

Church Fight Clubs: Good or Bad Idea?

The New York Times just published an article entitled “Flock Is Now a Fight Team in Some Ministries” that bears looking into.  It profiles evangelical “fight clubs” and quotes a number of pastors and young men who participate in them. Here are some key quotations: Mr. Renken’s ministry is one of a small but growing [Read More...]

Boys and Their Games: How Far Some Men Go to Play Pickup Soccer

For those of you who have the unfortunate fate in life to be linked to a man who loves playing pickup sports (I’m thinking wives here, primarily), this selection might provide some solace.  There is strength in numbers, after all. It comes at the beginning of a NYT Magazine piece entitled “Vigor Quest” by Tom [Read More...]

Act Like a Man, Dude (Conference Edition)

Check out the upcoming Act Like Men conference in Columbus, Ohio on February 6, 2010.  It’s hosted by Veritas Church of Columbus and looks great.  Here’s the description: Act Like Men is a one-day conference in Columbus, Ohio that exists to rally and challenge men to live into Paul’s call for Gospel transformation in every [Read More...]

The Lost Wilderness of Childhood

The provocative writer Michael Chabon recently published a marvelous essay called “Manhood for Amateurs” on the loss of what he calls the “Wilderness of Childhood” in the New York Review of Books.  In the piece, Chabon muses on the ways in which modern children have been robbed of the danger and wonder inherent in childhood [Read More...]

On Spanglish, and Other Movies I Only Watch Because I’m Married

The title should clue you in as to why I would blog about a touchy-feely chick-flick like Spanglish. I have to admit that I was not exactly losing sleep in anticipation of watching this one. However, a certain Mrs. Strachan very much desired to watch it, and so, lo and behold, I am ready and [Read More...]


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