Women Be Silent in C...

What I want to discuss here is controversial.  Additionally, what I want to address is not novel.  Here is the thought I’d like to ‘think aloud,’ so to speak, in the provocative world of the blogosphere: Is 1 Corinthians 14:33b-36 original? I should say up front that my...

Biblical Manhood: My Turn Nov16

Biblical Manhood: My...

The first rule at The Two Cities is, You must write about biblical manhood. The second rule at The Two Cities is, You must write about biblical manhood. This website has dedicated more posts to the subject of biblical manhood than any other subject. First Ryan did an excellent series on the...

The Macho Version of...

So far on this blog we’ve had some discussion led by Ryan about how the biblical manhood movement (mis)uses statistical cultural analysis when applying it to the Church (For the relevant posts in the 6-part series: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6).  I do not intend here to pick up the discussion...

Biblical Manhood: Pr...

The biblical manhood series that I have been working on since the beginning of the blog comes to a conclusion in this post. I don’t have any jaw dropping critiques that will likely cause major disagreement; at least, I sure hope I don’t. In my last post, I laid out some points that I think...

Biblical Manhood in ...

Much of what I have been arguing for, or against, over the past couple of weeks has to do with what I believe is at the root of the misunderstanding surrounding proper applications of biblical manhood principles. I want to suggest that the biblical manhood movement puts crushing and often...

Sociological Data an...

During the fall of 2007, the book Unchristian: What  a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity… and Why It Matters by David Kinnaman was hot off the press. I can still remember my peers telling me that they couldn’t wait to read it. As an employee at the Biola bookstore (what...

Theological Dislocat...

Disclaimer: After posting my initial critique of the biblical manhood movement last week, I received a number of responses. It appeared to at least one commenter that I was ungrateful for what the men I had critiqued were doing to help recover a vision for biblical manhood in the church....

But Who Are They Tal...

During August of 2010 Mark Driscoll wrote an article entitled, “The World is Filled With Boys Who Can Shave.” In his article, Driscoll laments the fact that men today are simply not growing up. Among the more memorable lines, Driscoll states, “So, we are left with indefinite adolescence...