All posts in Men

Do Gender-Based Ministries Belong in the Church?

The failure—and potential—of women’s ministry has been a popular topic over the last decade. From Why Women Don’t Like Women’s Ministry to Why We Don’t Need “Women’s” Ministry, the blogosphere is still alive with discussions of what’s wrong with such ministry and why so many of us, who thought we were the only ones, feel […]

Women Leading Men at Work

How to lead men in a professional setting: I’ll admit I don’t have much to say on this topic. It’s not because I haven’t led men, and it’s not because the topic doesn’t matter. It’s because I don’t think a lot needs to be said. When women lead men in their work, gender doesn’t have […]

Disrepecting Dads, Part 2

…continued from Disrespecting Dads, Part 1 Dads, you’re not idiots; you’re not extraneous. We all need you. Not to be stereotypical men, not to be a new kind of men, but just to be your best selves, engaged with the people in your lives. You may not realize most moms are terrified by the role […]

Disrespecting Dads, Part 1

Two weekends ago, I participated in a 5K run at Chicago’s Soldier Field, along with thousands of other people. Why the great turnout? It wasn’t because the event offered a beautiful course for running (it was pretty lame, actually). Not because the competition was good (it wasn’t), because the weather was nice (it was way […]

What The Hunger Games Taught Me (and the Church Should Have) about Men

I just read the entire Hunger Games trilogy in six days. After at least a year of intending to read them on my daughter’s recommendation, I finally took the time to pick them up, motivated by the approaching release of The Hunger Games movie later this month. Like many readers, I got hooked immediately and […]

A Little Grace for Masculine Christianity

There’s been a lot of recent talk in this sphere about so-called masculine Christianity. Some Christian leaders, like Mark Driscoll and John Piper, seem to prefer a brand of Christianity that appeals to the prevailing sense of masculinity as defined by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Western culture. And they erroneously claim that brand of Christianity should […]

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