Don’t Make Me Do It!

I’ll be honest, I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey and I don’t really want to. However, my problems stem not so much from the subject matter as the inane writing and questionable origin of the franchise. For those of you who live under a rock haven’t heard of this series, Fifty Shades of Grey (henceforth shortened […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 Very Low Bar

So, Pope Francis has spoken and, once again, progressive Christians have swooned over how forward thinking he is. An article from LiberalAmerica on his latest interview gushes “…this new Pope reveals refreshingly candid, humble, and open-minded views on many subjects.” Everything Francis has said falls into the moderate category at best, so why are we […]

FYI (if you’re a teenage boy…, or a young man)

Fellows, There’s an open letter on the internet about the pictures young ladies are posting on social media. It seems that some parents are upset that there are pictures of girls in various stages of undress because they’re afraid you’ll see them and be tempted into sexual sin. As a father of two daughters, I have […]

Would Jesus Drop the F-bomb?

Recently, Kimberly Knight wrote that people took issues with some of the language she uses in her “Coming Out Christian” blog on Patheos. The offending post was titled “Washed in His Blood My Ass“. It was bad enough that she used the A-word in a Christian (?) article, but she also had the temerity to question penal substitutionary atonement, which everyone […]

The Women

 Luke 24:1-12 was the sermon text for yesterday’s Easter service at College Park Baptist Church. Reading this, you’ll notice that the first witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection were women. If you go back one chapter to the account of his crucifixion and death, you’ll notice that women were the witnesses to that event, too. In fact, there is […]

The Perks of Being a Man?

I’m not going to lie to you, I like being a man. We’ve got a lot going for us, you know. A lot of cool things are either named after us or have “man” in them somewhere: mankind, manhood, woman, human, see what I mean? And, because our we have outdoor plumbing, we don’t have nearly as much […]

I’m a Feminist?

For years, like many people, the word feminist has conjured up a certain image for me. In the past it was spectres of aggressive hairy-legged women with bushy armpits and wimpy pony-tailed, bearded men marching in the streets demanding not equality for women, but special considerations. I thought of radical people pushing political correctness which makes me  forgo […]