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Joe, are you gay?

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A reader from Amazon.com asks the question, “Joe, are you gay?” after reading my suggestion that gay spirituality has some value for both gay and straight men (for what it’s worth, and if you think you can safely deduce an answer from this fact, I’m married with three children). He goes on to note, “I’m […]

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Religious Communication Conference

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Later this year I’ll be presenting at the Religious Communication Conference at Monash University, 26-27 November 2009, where I’ll continue my explorations about the differences in Christian masculinities. Homespun and studio-made: Aesthetic differences in the websites of Catholic and evangelical men’s ministries Across the Western world church attendees are approximately two-thirds women. There are significant […]

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Joseph Gelfer: Dictator

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One of the dirty little secrets of having your own website is trawling through the user statistics to see where people come from to get to the site, and the search terms they use. Historically my favorite has been someone arriving from the search “related:www.iraniangaydoctors.com”. How I am related to iraniangaydoctors.com I do not know, […]

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From the archive: Smacks of Denial

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As New Zealand is once again in the middle of a child-smacking debate with its ludicrously-worded citizens referendum due to take place at the end of the month, it’s worth revisiting an old opinion piece I wrote about this issue back in 2006 for Scoop.co.nz. Smacks of Denial I am currently waiting on the findings […]

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Gary Stamper reviews Numen, Old Men

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Integral blogger Gary Stamper has posted a review of Numen, Old Men on his blog, Beyond Integral. He doesn’t like it that much, which isn’t a surprise as he inhabits a space the book is critical of, but I appreciate folks like Stamper who actually take the time to read about my position before rejecting […]

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Open Access Economics

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[A pre-print of my editorial for the next Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality.] Like most humanists I spend my free time browsing the pages of economic journals, and it was with particular interest that I read a recent issue of Economic Analysis & Policy which featured articles focusing on the economics of open access […]