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Gun-Toting Masculinities: Changing the Conversation in the Wake of Terror

April 25, 2013

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On a story lost in the busyness of last week’s news out of Boston: Each senator, when he or she voted on April 17th’s gun control bill, had the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy in mind. With family members of those who died in the shooting lobbying congress in the days and weeks before […]

Adult Education Session on Genesis 2:18-25 on Sunday

October 24, 2012

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For all who are interested, you are welcome to join us at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minneapolis this Sunday for an adult forum I will be leading on Genesis 2:18-25. We will discuss the passages inability to adequately act as a “foundation” for “traditional marriage,” as it is commonly used.  Hope to see you there!

The RNC and America’s Carpenters

September 13, 2012

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This post comes as a belated response to the Republican National Convention of three weeks ago. However, I do not desire to talk policy. Rather, what struck me as profoundly horrifying was the excessive language and imagery of hegemonic heterosexuality and white power.Inspiring this response of mine are two excerpts. The first comes from a […]

For Our Friends at Chick-Fil-A

August 6, 2012

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Excuse the language, but this image needs as much circulation as possible. Love the exegetical imagination! Some Related Posts from Biblical Masculinities: Why Are Influential Men Afraid of Marriage Equality? “Because Their Marriages Don’t Exist,” says Genesis 2 (paraphrase) Pentecost Reminds Us that White Men Are a Demographic…and They’re Not Happy about It The Bible Can’t […]

A Phallic Failure

July 22, 2012

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Conservative biblical scholar Mike Bird recently blogged a response to Doug Wilson’s quote on sexuality (written in a book thirteen years ago and cited recently by Jared Wilson): When we quarrel with the way the world is, we find that the world has ways of getting back at us. In other words, however we try, the […]

Nuns on Tour(!)

July 3, 2012

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The Religion News Service reported yesterday on a group of nuns heading out on a nine-state bus tour, concluding on Capitol Hill, decrying the proposed GOP budget and criticizing the Catholic leadership’s opposition to President Obama’s Healthcare plan. Most notable about this escapade was that it “coincided with the ‘Fortnight for Freedom‘ campaign, a two-week effort by […]

Are Some Theologies Creating Violently Sexual Men?

June 28, 2012

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During my daily scan of biblical and Christian blogs yesterday, I came across a post on John Piper’s website briefly reviewing a new book out by two psychologists about young men and porn and gaming addictions. With its strong language, the first paragraph of Russell Moore’s blog post grabbed my attention: You know the guy I’m talking […]