Well, I thought I start out this year and this blog with an excellent post from Gordon Hackman on biblical masculinity (click here). In our culture, men are being hammered from all directions. There is no doubt that feminists and other androphobes have made men uncomfortable about their masculinity. Some consequently find a cure in stereotypical understandings of masculinity from bygone generations to counteract the widespread feminization of society. The old "tough guy" image is touted as the new answer to the identity crises many men are having. I have no problem with men who embrace stereotypical understandings of manhood as long there is no sin involved. But I have to ask--should Christian men ignore both the precepts and the liberty revealed in God's word just to take at face value the ipse dixits of self-appointed experts on the Evangelical book circuit?
This is a blog about "biblical manhood." I am not here to give Bible-believing men a list of do's and don'ts. Plenty of others already make a living doing that. My intention is provide a scriptural response to anti-male sexism. My intention is to proclaim the truth to the status quo and defend those who have been denied a voice for far too long. In this, I believe I am following the example of my Lord and Savior.