5 More Men Women Shouldn’t Marry

Not long ago, Dr. Stephen Kim wrote a blog post that is stirring up the interwebs. Not in the way he hoped, I’m sure; but, stirring it up nonetheless. The post in question is titled 10 Women Christian Men Should Not Marry. Saying that it has the ladies upset is putting it mildly. Google the title […]

Where Are The Men?

In case you’re wondering, yes, that is a take-off on the title of a Tony Jones post. And, yes, it’s one that bit him in the ass (something that seems to happen to poor old TJ quite a bit). But, taking  a page out of his book, I’ve noticed something over the past few days. Almost […]

Man Up!

First of all, let me say that, although this is primarily addressed to men, it isn’t “just for men”. I only used that picture because I liked the image and couldn’t find one that didn’t have the “prayer meeting” line. That said, I’m not a big fan of the phrase “Man up” because it implies that the […]

Glass Houses

So far, it’s been one of those days. Not in a bad way, though; my snark-o-meter has been going babies (that’s an Adventure Time reference for all you hopeless squares). It’s always a good day when that happens. As usual, I began my writing process with some procrastinating surfing morning reflection. Just a few minutes in, I […]

The Christmas Truce

100 years ago today, something amazing happened. In the midst of the horror that was World War I, men stopped trying to kill each other, came together between the lines and celebrated Christmas. December of 1914 was still early in that epic struggle and both armies had only recently given up mobile warfare and settled […]

Defending the Indefensible

Because of the Ray Rice story, domestic violence is the hot topic lately and I’m a little pissed about that. I’m pissed because Janay Rice had to get punched and drug out of an elevator like a sack of laundry for this to become a topic of national conversation. I’m pissed because Americans only seem […]

The Cult Of The Manly Man

Last month, The New Yorker ran a piece by Adam Gopnik titled No More Mr. Tough Guy. It addressed the public perception (and by “public”, I mean conservative bloggers and pundits) that President Obama is a wimp, a weak sister, an effeminate girly-man. Of course, supporters (and liberal/progressive critics) of the President will say it isn’t so, […]

Defending Driscoll?

Recently, it has come to our attention that Mark Driscoll is a bullying asshole. That’s not really a revelation of startling proportions, is it? I mean, we already knew he was a bullying asshole. But now, we have  new information to reinforce that fact. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, a little over 10 […]

Smokescreens

This week has been a good one for The Progressive Redneck. The last two posts have generated some interesting conversation and Wednesday’s piece about modesty is my most popular post yet (if you haven’t read it, go here and see what all the shouting’s about). At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’m going […]

God Hates Yoga Pants?

Recently, David Hayward (aka nakedpastor) published a cartoon about God and yoga pants. Now, you may not be aware of this (I know I wasn’t), but yoga pants are a big issue in evangelical circles. Why is that? Because yoga pants are “revealing” and “very attractive to men”. This is a problem because, apparently, men […]