When I wrote Numen, Old Men I argued that while the mythopoetic men’s movement of the 1990s had lost much of its momentum, it nevertheless continued to have an effect on popular understandings of masculinity. One of the most problematic elements of the movement that I deconstruct is the King, Warrior, Magician and Lover archetypes […]
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, […]
In Numen, Old Men I dedicate a chapter to how Ken Wilber’s brand of integral spirituality resonates with much of the men’s movement of the 1990s: both mythopoetic and Christian. It seems the connections just keep on coming, as this week Integral Life plays host to Fr. Richard Rohr: the archetypal Christian mythopoet. It’s easy […]
There’s a long history of Christian men gathering for prayer breakfasts dating back to those founded in the 1930s by the right-wing Abraham Vereide. The Baptist Men’s Movement is continuing this heritage with their Bigger Breakfast on October 10. Like most streams of the Christian men’s movement, BMM appeals to stereotypically male characteristics to entice […]
It’s not very often I find an article about men’s spirituality that I agree with, but here’s a good one by Barbara Falconer Newhall: A Case of the Human Condition: Men’s Secrets — No Women Allowed. What’s particularly troubling about this article is that it was written in 1987… how’s that for progress?
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.