Posts tagged mark driscoll
Toxic Masculinity: The Bro-Jesus

These images of Jesus, rampant throughout bro-Christianity, become the full image of Jesus. Instead of the man we see in the Gospels, telling us that love sacrifices all for the good of all, Jesus stands before us with a whip in his hand and anger on his face. Such focus - to the exclusion of all other readings - creates a violent atmosphere for both Christianity and masculinity. Masculinity becomes defined by its violence, instead of its grace.

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Christian Men and the Pro-Life Movement: Uneasy Masculinity and Violence

But I think it’s something more than that. I think the Christian man’s attraction and ferocity on the issue of abortion runs deeper than merely proving their commitment to the faith. The fervor, instead, evinces something far uglier – a tension and discomfort over the proper ways men can express their masculinity and the sanctioned manners in which they can perform “womanly” duties like nurturing. 

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Consent is Not a Negotiation: Love, Respect, and Warped Ideas of Sin

The evangelical purity movement proposes a view of marriage and sex in which one person’s pleasure is consistently prioritized over another’s bodily autonomy. It is a view of marriage that insists the spouse is a masturbatory aide for their partner, rather than a full and consenting participant in the act, because they already consented when they said "I do."

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Let's Talk About S-E-X: Women, Porn, and The Real World

In other words, if you are going to watch porn, you need to be careful which porn you choose and do so in a mature, healthy fashion. Yes, I believe it is possible to view porn in a healthy manner, just as I believe it is possible to view violent movies in a healthy manner. All things in moderation, as it were.

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