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 […]
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 […]
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.
In Numen, Old Men I point out the problems of appealing to men via archetypes of a combative nature. This morning I received an email newsletter from Majoring in Men, a men’s ministry aligned with Ed Cole’s Christian Men’s Network who are currently on mission (in every sense of the word) in East Africa. The […]
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 […]
The above was the headline from today’s Weekly Briefing (vol. 338) email from Patrick Morley’s men’s ministry Man in the Mirror. For a brief moment I thought this was going to be some breakthrough in men’s ministries when Morley et al. suddenly realized that their mission (in the strict sense of the word) should be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As email alerts from Promise Keepers are entering my inbox to crank up the energy before this year’s conference circuit, I thought I’d breathe some life back in to a story of mine about their activities from last year: “Menergy”: Men’s Ministries and the New Masculinity, over at Religion Dispatches.