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...]

Book Reviews: Chabon on Men, Crawford on Work

Time for one of my favorite things to do: briefly review books.  It’s tough to do this in the midst of the academic semester.  I’ve got two critically acclaimed bestsellers for you today, each of which I review in summary fashion. First up is Michael Chabon’s very recent Manhood for Amateurs (HarperCollins, 2009).  Chabon is [Read More...]

Women Fighting, and Men Doing Little About it

I have been shocked of late to find two videos showing women enacting brutality against one another. Femininity is a contested sphere nowadays, both literally and figuratively. First, I came across a video of a recent fight between women in a mall food court. A massive crowd watches the awful scene before two men–including basketball [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...]

The Link 6.19.2009

1. Mark Driscoll and Rick Melson discuss the new Resurgence training center.  Cool training model.  Some of the profs featured in it are to the right (in case you couldn’t tell). 2. W. Bradford Wilcox of National Review has a great article up on “Five Myths of Manhood”.  Interesting stat: for all the talk about [Read More...]

What Makes a Man? Not “Low-Slung Pants”

From a NYT article on “low-slung pants”: “Mayor Thomas Masters, a Baptist minister, said in an interview that Riviera Beach voters “just got tired of having to look at people’s behinds or their undergarments,” but the public defenders argued that sagging pants were a constitutionally protected expression of identity. Their star witness was Chelsea Rousso, [Read More...]

The State of Men: The Tribune Takes a Look

Jessica Reaves, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune (that most endangered of vocations), recently listed the following books as recent contributions to the contemporary discussion of the state of men.  I’m not sure I would agree with all of her assessments, but I thought the list worthy of passing on: “1. The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, October 3, 2008

1. Mark Driscoll interviews excellent Christian rap artist LeCrae, who has recorded a song based on a John Piper book.  And you thought I was kidding. (HT: JT) 2. The CBMW blog, Gender Blog, has just published my three-part series on a blueprint for manhood.  The blog is currently not loading, but here’s the link if you’re [Read More...]

A Blueprint for Manhood in a World That No Longer Provides One, Pt. 2

Yesterday, I started a blueprint for Christian manhood. I want to note today that I do not intend this to be seen as the blueprint for this subject, as if I have received a direct revelation from God on how this all should take place. Rather, I am trying to do what all Christian parents [Read More...]

A Blueprint for Manhood in a World That No Longer Provides One

I’ve wanted to write this blog series (and another on womanhood) for a good long while but haven’t found the time. I’ll do this over a couple of days in order to adequately cover the subject on an introductory level (note that tomorrow I’ll talk more about men called to singleness or who struggle to [Read More...]


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