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John Eldredge: Intention and Effect

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One of the things I talk about in Numen, Old Men is the difference between intention and effect in Christian men’s ministries: they may be well-meaning, but often do not seem to realize the logical conclusion of their position. In particular I discuss John Eldredge and his popular book Wild at Heart who seems fascinated […]

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Parliament of the World’s Religions

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Later this year I’ll be addressing the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, 3-9 December on the following issue: Both Remedy and Poison: Religious Men and the Future of Peace In one of Plato’s dialogues between Phaedrus and Socrates, we are faced with the paradox of the “pharmakon.” The pharmakon is alternatively or simultaneously […]

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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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From the Archive: Matthew Fox

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No, not Jack from Lost, Matthew Fox the theologian. Fox has had some interesting things to say about men and spirituality, some of which I like and some which leave me with some concerns. Here are a couple of links to items I have written about Fox: A conversation between Fox and myself in Ashe […]