The Danger of Raising Soft-Minded Men

By Tim Wright on January 21, 2016

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. –Martin Luther King, Jr. One afternoon I was at my granddaughter’s house. She was watching a cartoon designed for young preschool…

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The Church’s Male Dilemma

By Tim Wright on September 29, 2015

For the last several years, authors like my friend, David Murrow, have passionately argued for re-engaging men with the Gospel, through the Church–creating a two-fold dilemma for the Christian Church in the 21st Century: The first dilemma: Does the Church…

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Could Dad be the Key to Healing Our Country?

By Tim Wright on June 26, 2015

Near the end of his book, Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked, Paul Raeburn writes this: Multiple studies suggest that fatherlessness is a major contributor to crime and  juvenile delinquency; premature sexuality and…

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“Re-Stereotyping” Boys, Part 3: The Divine Stereotype

By Tim Wright on October 10, 2013

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness…”  So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.  (Genesis 1:26-27) (Jesus) is the…

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“Re-Stereotyping” Boys, Part 2: Character

By Tim Wright on October 8, 2013

As I mentioned in my last two posts, in our well-intentioned desire to rescue our boys (and girls) from boy stereotypes, we have unintentionally robbed boys of any vision for what it means to be a boy.  And with no…

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The Tyranny of Sameness–Robbing Boys of their Boy-ness

By Tim Wright on September 12, 2013

For all of the great advances women, in particular, have experienced thanks to the Women’s Movement, one of the consequences, intended or unintended, is the confusion between “equal” and “sameness,” or the misunderstanding of differentness. Understandably, because girls and women…

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The Short-Sighted Battle to Tame Boys

By Tim Wright on September 5, 2013

Is (Aslan)—quite safe? “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” During a men’s retreat a few weeks…

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