Church Needs Healthier Models of Manhood & Womanhood To Offer a Sick Culture

This article first appeared on the Religion News Service website on October 26, 2017. Today Brandan Robertson is a leading voice among LGBTQ-affirming Christians.  But 10 years ago, he was a new believer from an alcoholic home, trying desperately to live up to his fundamentalist church’s ideal of manhood. And failing miserably.  “According to many

Healthy Manhood & Womanhood Revealed in an Unlikely Source: The Sound of Music

What is healthy manhood and womanhood?  And how do we as men and women embody both masculine and femiinine? As I write in “Redeeming the Feminine Soul,” the church sometimes promotes unhealthy hyper-masculinized and hyper-feminized visions of manhood and womanhood.  But a truer, more biblical model recognizes that men and women need a balance of

Why Christians Should Eat a Seder Meal

On Monday, my family will be celebrating a Seder meal with Jewish believing friends of ours who co-lead a small group with us at our church. We have celebrated Seder meals before and have found that the experience deepens our appreciation and understanding for Jesus as our Passover lamb. However, Christianity Today just published a