Gender Confusion on the Gridiron!

By |2014-03-12T14:44:30-05:00March 7th, 2014|Tags: |

Jennifer Welter is pretty yoked up for a chick. Evidently, she is very committed to a rigorous work out program. Surely one could not be blamed for wondering what means of strength training she’s employed to get where she’s at: men’s professional football. Although her train wreck of a debut performance was impressive in [...]

Gender-Neutral Bible Translations & the Christian Acceptance of Gay Marriage

By |2018-12-09T08:45:57-05:00March 6th, 2014|Tags: |

Perhaps the most shocking thing about the growing acceptance of gay marriage amongst otherwise creedal Christians is the fact that the whole notion of same-sex unions would have been unthinkable a generation ago. There were certainly many Christians who felt sympathy and compassion for those trapped in the gay lifestyle and who felt called [...]

Archetypes: Masculine and Feminine

By |2016-07-17T09:59:56-05:00February 22nd, 2014|Tags: |

In his famous press conference on the plane coming back from Rio, Pope Francis called for a more profound theology of woman–he even used the word “mystical”. For what he might mean, see “Sincere Gift”, and also Paul Evdokimov’s Woman and the Salvation of the World: A Christian Anthropology on the Charisms of Women. One of the [...]

Making Space: For Women and For Life

By |2014-02-10T17:08:42-05:00October 18th, 2013|Tags: , , |

The Miraculous Journey by Damien Hirst Here we are, in the Fall (that’s Autumn to us Brits, but what’s in a name?): that season full of mists and mellow fruitfulness. This time twenty-eight years ago I was walking around with a pumpkin shaped belly, waiting for the arrival of my first baby. [...]

Beer, Tinker Bell and Transgender

By |2013-12-27T11:14:19-05:00October 5th, 2013|Tags: |

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new law allowing “transgender” students to choose between boys’ or girls’ sports teams, and use the school locker rooms and lavatories that best suit whatever sex they are or wish to be someday. For me it comes decades too late. […]

Male and Female Souls

By |2016-02-14T16:01:03-05:00September 28th, 2013|Tags: |

To what extent are the differences between man and woman rooted in the soul, rather than just the body? If the soul is the “form” of the body, one might assume that masculinity and femininity are characteristics of the soul before they are of the body. Yet the tradition of patristic and medieval commentary [...]