Posts in Theology
How the Christian 'masculinity' movement is ruining men

The “masculinity crisis” is perpetuated in Christian self-help books like John Eldridge’s Wild At Heart, which ascribes glory to the man who conquers mountains, charges hills, and takes no prisoners (his loving wife excepted). What message do they send to those who connect more with God-as-the-great-Lover than God-as-the-ultimate-He-Man? Not much that’s biblical, in my view.

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The death penalty killed Jesus. Is it killing us, too?

Amid the seismic shifts happening within American Christianity, a growing number of the faithful now oppose the death penalty. Though evangelical Christians have generally favored the death penalty, even the National Association of Evangelicals has shrunk back from its previously supportive stance. Enter Shane Claiborne, an evangelical leader and author who has recently released a book, “Executing Grace: How the death penalty killed Jesus and why it is killing us.”

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