The Church’s Male Dilemma
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… Read More
Putting the “Boy” Back Into Boyhood
When I was a boy back in the 1960’s, the girl next door “had” to go to nursery school. While we were out running around, playing, and having a good time, we occasionally wondered what was wrong with her. It… Read More
Can’t Girls be Superheroes, too?
You get the best out of a boy by stimulating his desire for greatness and then telling him he has a long way to go: that he can perhaps achieve something marvelous but he must be humble and work hard… Read More
The New “Gender” Math? More Women+Less Men=A Better World?
A few weeks ago, in the early days of the latest Government “crisis” over the shutdown and debt ceiling, Piers Morgan interviewed two women, one of them actress Sharon Stone, about a documentary they were promoting focused on bringing equality… Read More
“Re-Stereotyping” Boys, Part 2: Character
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… Read More
“Re-Stereotyping” Boys–Part 1: Boy Biology
Faster than a speeding bullet… More powerful than a turbo jet engine… Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound… Look, up in the sky…it’s a bird…it’s a plane… It’s a boy! In my last post I suggested that… Read More
The Tyranny of Sameness–Robbing Boys of their Boy-ness
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… Read More