Wimps, Goofballs, and Thugs: Deconstructing Contemporary Masculine Stereotypes with Salvo Magazine

Note: this piece is cross-posted today at CBMW’s GenderBlog. A recent Salvo Magazine piece by S. T. Karnick, “Girly Men: The Media’s Attack on Masculinity“, lays out three stereotypical masculine images found in contemporary culture. Here’s Karnick’s distillation of the roles currently available to men in American society: “(T)he war against boys seems to have [Read More...]

August Rush: Another Movie Searches for Transcendence and Finds it in Music, and Family

The movie August Rush, which debuted in November 2007, presents an uneven but inspiring tale of one sweet boy’s search for transcendence in a world of isolation and evil. The movie is not flawless, but its depiction of the power of music alone makes the film well worth watching. The plot centers in two musicians [Read More...]

The Supposed Evangelical Crackup, and New Areas of Focus and Ministry

A recent New York Times article explores the changing public face of the evangelical political and social movement. I don’t agree with all of the article’s points, and I’m not sure evangelicalism is quite as divided and defeated as the author claims, especially because there is yet a good deal of time for Christians to [Read More...]


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