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The Briefing 11-12-13

Talks with Iran to surrender its nuclear pursuits do not go as planned; Bullying in the NFL; Ignoring penalties in college football? Theology matters: Bill…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-18-13

Words matter – Malaysian court restricts word “Allah” to Muslims; Calling homosexuality a sin is now a sin; Polyamory – The new “sexual orientation”; New…Read this essay →

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How Pornography Works: It Hijacks the Male Brain

We are fast becoming a pornographic society. Over the course of the last decade, explicitly sexual images have crept into advertising, marketing, and virtually every...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-19-13

More than an economic problem: The “lost” generation; After a “he-session,” we are having a “she-covery”; Re-marriage rates on the decline because of cohabitation; 1…Read this essay →

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A Culture increasingly Hostile to Men? A Conversation with Psychologist Helen Smith

Dr. Helen Smith is a forensic psychologist and distinguished writer who has written for a variety of publications, including The L.A. Times and Christian Science…Read this essay →

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The Central Tragedy of this Case Remains—Trayvon Martin Belongs to Us All

As the father of a young man, I know the talks parents have with their sons--or should have. I have had plenty of those talks,...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-30-13

1. Overwhelming celebration of homosexuality and marginalization of all who disagree Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now, Sports Illustrated (Jason Collins with...Read this essay →

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The Chicken of the Sea: A Modern Tale of Fear, Failure, and Cowardice

The sight of the giant cruise ship Costa Concordia listing in the deadly embrace of the sea is now a graphic symbol of failure. Its...Read this essay →

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For Christian Men: The Lessons of Herman Cain

For Christians, the lessons of Herman Cain are too important to leave in the history books of the 2012 presidential campaign.Read this essay →

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The Myth of the Genderless Baby

Back in the nineteenth century, the British people were introduced to a fairy tale about "water babies" through a story written by Rev. Charles Kingsley....Read this essay →

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The Global Threat of Gendercide

Historian Niall Ferguson reminds us that Ernest Hemingway once penned a collection of short stories entitled Men Without Women. The stories are haunting, demonstrating the...Read this essay →

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On Getting Boys to Read

There is ample documentation to prove that boys are falling behind in reading skills at virtually every age level. In many cases, boys are semi-literate...Read this essay →

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Man Up or Man Down? Newsweek Redefines Masculinity

A healthy masculinity should motivate men to find their way in this new world of changed economic realities and work opportunities, and to do this…Read this essay →

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Why Aren’t ‘Emerging Adults’ Emerging as Adults?

The church would demonstrate the power of the gospel in a whole new way by assisting young people into the successful and faithful transition to…Read this essay →

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The Snare of Beauty — Flashpoints of Our Obsession with Attractiveness

According to the Bible, every single human being is made in the image of God, and is thus, for this reason alone, truly beautiful. Truth…Read this essay →

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Hard to Believe? Biblical Authority and Evangelical Feminism

With this approach to the Bible, you can simply discard any text you dislike. Just dismiss it as a marginal comment, or deny that Paul…Read this essay →

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The End of Men? — A Hard Look at the Future

What does it mean for large sectors of our society to become virtual matriarchies? How do we prepare the church to deal with such a…Read this essay →

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An Interview with Josh Harris

We all first met him when he wrote his provocative book, "I Kissed Dating Goodbye."  Since then, Josh Harris has written several books including his...Read this essay →

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Women and Children First? A Tale of Two Ships

The tragic sinkings of the two ships Titantic and Lusitania reveal two very different stories.  On the Titantic, many men gave up their seats for...Read this essay →

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Women and Children First? A Tale of Two Ships

The scenario is well known, and the story still haunts the modern mind. The great ocean liner that was built as unsinkable struck an iceberg…Read this essay →

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Did He Get Married Too Young? Young Adults & Marriage

The delay of marriage is a huge problem. Christians should be in the forefront of seeing and understanding the problem. On today's show Dr. Mohler...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Where are the Young Men?

A visit to your local college or university campus is likely to reveal that a revolution has taken place. On many campuses, young women now...Read this essay →

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College Campuses: Where Have All the Men Gone?

Recent data tells a sad tale about gender disparity on College and University Campuses: women outnumber men 60% to 40%.  The results demonstrate that men...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Masculinity in a Can, Fight Club at Church, and the Crisis of Manhood

You do not have to look far to find evidence of the fact that males are in trouble in these confused and confusing times. On...Read this essay →

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Masculinity in a Spray Can? The Call for Men in Today’s Church

What is that makes a boy become a man?  Is it the accoutrements he purchases or the people he associates with?  While some external factors...Read this essay →

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Men and the Economic Downturn

When a recession hits a nation, the effects are felt at all levels of society.  Relationships, governments, and institutions are all subject to radical change. ...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Seen But Not Heard?

Whatever happened to being seen but not heard? Diana West asks that question in a recent essay, noting that there has been a massive shift...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Naughty Rodents — Your Brain without Dad

Do children need fathers? Fascinating research on that question is reported by Shirley S. Wang of The Wall Street Journal. Anna Katherina Braun, a German...Read this essay →

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Calling Young Men to the Mission Field

Are young men concerned about missions?  The call to the mission field is being answered by the Church, but the majority of people answering that...Read this essay →

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What Do Men Want?

What makes a man a man?  What makes him happy and fulfilled in this life?  Maureen Dowd has written recently on the trends of happiness...Read this essay →

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