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Australian Association for the Study of Religions

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Today sees the start of the 2009 Australian Association for the Study of Religions conference at The University of Melbourne, during which I’ll be presenting the following paper: Evangelical and Catholic Masculinities in Two Fatherhood Ministries In men’s ministries it is possible to distinguish between evangelical and Catholic masculinities: the former being more traditional, the […]

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Religious Communication Conference

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This morning I’m off to the Religious Communication Conference at Monash University, where tomorrow I’ll present the following paper: 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 debates as to why this is, ranging from women […]

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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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Catholic Men and Swords

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I can’t quite tell if the sword-wielding Catholic gentleman in the above video is joking or not when he complains about feminists and homosexuals making a mockery of modern men: I fear not. The sword is a recurring theme in men’s ministries, as I note in Numen, Old Men: ‘Once men have been released from […]

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Australian Association for the Study of Religions

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Later this year I’ll be presenting at the Australian Association for the Study of Religions conference at Melbourne University, 29 November-1 December 2009, where I’ll further continue my explorations about the differences in Christian masculinities. Evangelical and Catholic Masculinities in Two Fatherhood Ministries In men’s ministries it is possible to distinguish between evangelical and Catholic […]

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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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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 […]