Category Archives: Malestrom

Jesus, John Wayne, and the Malestrom

Every once in a while, a book is ahead of its time. In the years following the June 2015 publication of Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World, a torrent of unforeseen events transpired that have dramatically intensified … Continue reading

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Dismantling Patriarchy and Recovering the Blessed Alliance

Just as Covid won’t go away without effective vaccines . . . . As Christians, we cannot in good conscience adequately address this global crisis of Violence Against Women without exploring causative factors that increase female vulnerability and allow violence against women to occur within our … Continue reading

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The Men of Troy

Nothing pleases me more than seeing Ruth’s name in lights—especially when I know it is the ezer-warrior version of Ruth (rather than the Cinderella version) who is getting the attention. Ruth was in the spotlight again last week at Kensington … Continue reading

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Male Power and Privilege—Destructive or Subversive?

The much-anticipated Singapore Summit put male power and privilege on full display. It was a meeting between two men whose ascendance came from the privilege of birth, crushing their rivals (often by bullying and brutal means), and the power of … Continue reading

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