Manly Man Movement

My friend Wade passed this on to me a while back. Some of you may enjoy reading it… or slamming it. All responses welcome, in the form of wandering and wondering.

Here’s the opening bit…

Nashville — THE strobe lights pulse and the air vibrates to a killer rock beat. Giant screens show mayhem and gross-out pranks: a car wreck, a sucker punch, a flabby (and naked) rear end, sealed with duct tape.

Brad Stine runs onstage in ripped blue jeans, his shirt untucked, his long hair shaggy. He’s a stand-up comic by trade, but he’s here today as an evangelist, on a mission to build up a new Christian man — one profanity at a time. “It’s the wuss-ification of America that’s getting us!” screeches Stine, 46.

A moment later he adds a fervent: “Thank you, Lord, for our testosterone!”

It’s an apt anthem for a contrarian movement gaining momentum on the fringes of Christianity. In daybreak fraternity meetings and weekend paintball wars, in wilderness retreats and X-rated chats about lust, thousands of Christian men are reaching for more forceful, more rugged expressions of their faith.

If you want the whole thing, click and read: Manly Man Movement.

3 thoughts on “Manly Man Movement

  1. I’m gonna have to check out that link. Not sure what I think. Hey, that rhymes. I’m a poet and didn’t know it. Opps…

    This is off topic a bit, but I had a question about bloglines. I entered all the blog addresses into the feed, but I can’t find where it shows me my new posts. Any thoughts?


  2. From the initial post you made, I’m a little bit worried about it in the way that I’m not certain if they go too far or not. I also initially think about the 1 Cor 8 about who is the weaker brother. Them for “falling into sin” or myself for “sinning” when I see their “freedom.” I’ll need to read the entire article and think about it for a while first.

  3. Brian – if you haven’t already – download the bloglines notifier and it will pop up on your taskbar when something new comes in. Anything new will also be in bold letters on the left side when you are in Bloglines. There does seem to be a bit of an issue with WordPress for me – Bloglines might not be picking up new posts but I’m not completely sure.


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