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The Spirit of Things

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This week I was a guest on The Spirit of Things, which can now be downloaded. If you’re used to listening to this show, you might find it a bit scrappier than usual: maybe something to do with the subject matter. The highlight is probably some interesting points between Steve Salerno and me about the […]

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Dallas Men’s Event

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This flyer from Christian Men’s Network this morning, promoting a “new wave of men’s movement”. The usual stuff: authentic manhood, manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous. But what strikes me about this is that it has a rather Soviet look to it: that guy on the left with the tie could almost be Lenin.

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A Manifesto for Radical Masculinity

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Here’s an article that runs counter to the usual nonsense: A Manifesto for Radical Masculinity (warning, link may not be safe for work) by Sinclair Sexsmith at Carnal SF. Sexsmith asks the questions, “How can I be a feminist and be masculine? Does feminism devalue masculinity? Isn’t that the same problem as devaluing femininity? And […]

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From the archive: literally

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Undertaking archival research is always a time-warp, but none more so than with one’s own papers. From mine, which look old enough to be part of a long-dead person’s estate, I can see two persistent themes in my life. First, I have been trying to get an answer out of The Vatican since 1982 (when […]

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The Good Men Project

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I have just finished reading a review copy of the The Good Men Project,  a collection of first-person stories about modern manhood. There is an accompanying DVD which can be previewed below. I will be publishing a full review in the next issue of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality. It’s an interesting book. Hopefully, […]