Courageous?

Recently, I saw this picture on Facebook and it rankled. It’s from the movie,  Courageous.  I don’t know much more about it than what I see in this picture and I’m kind of glad about that. Because anything that presents this image of fatherhood isn’t exactly what you’d call my cup of tea. If you’re wondering why, […]

An Open Letter To Women Upset About Hobby Lobby

Ladies, I know you’re upset about the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v Hobby Lobby. Heck, I can understand your anger, at least a little bit. You think we men are trying to control you and your bodies, but we’re not. Okay, we are; but it’s for your own good, I swear. Look, we all know you […]

Not All Men?

In case you’re wondering, the title of today’s post refers to #NotAllMen, which is a response to #YesAllWomen. When I started reading the stories being shared, my initial reaction was indeed “Not all men are like that”. Now, though, I have a different reaction now: shock. Not shock that these things are actually happening, I […]

I Still Have Questions

It is becoming a tradition for me to write a witty blog post about aging on my birthday. Last year, I imparted some of the wisdom I’ve accrued in my life. The year before…, well, the year before I didn’t do a witty blog post. Okay, so it’s not really a tradition yet, but I’m […]

The He-Man Woman Haters Club…, On Steroids

Friday night, a young man named Eliot Rodger killed 7 people and injured 7 more in the Isla Vista community near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Rodger’s motive? To seek revenge on women, who he felt had sexually rejected him. The blogosphere is on  fire with posts about this tragedy and some of them are […]

A Good Man Isn’t Hard To Find

As I read that title, it comes to me that I probably should apologize to Flannery O’Connor for stealing her words (but that’s another story, so to speak). Adding the qualifier “If you know where to look” to the title might not be a bad idea, either. It seems hard to find these days, but […]

It Doesn’t Work That Way

In the past few years, I’ve become aware of something called privilege (I’m a white boy; cluelessness is part of the package). It’s not hard to figure why:  almost every conversation about equality these days involves privilege one way or another. Not only that, the internet is flooded with articles about it. And, almost every one of the […]

Coming Out

I have a deep, dark confession to make: I am…, a nerd. I realize this may come as a shock to most of you, but it’s true. I was born this way and I’m tired of living a lie. I am exactly the way God made me and I’m cool with that. You should be, […]

It’s Complimentary Pt II

The doctrine of complementarianism is not what you’d call “near and dear” to my heart. Truthfully, I find it tedious and even a little infuriating. All the more so because my oldest daughter is a good conservative evangelical and thinks this is the way God intends families to operate. As the word “infuriating” implies, I don’t. Personally, […]