Destinations

October 10, 2011

Men are in trouble. I know some of you cynical sorts couldn’t agree more. Here William Bennett discusses the current state of maledom. It seems that boys today have trouble escaping adolescence. If you’re interested, read Hanna Rosin’s piece entitled The End of Men as well. It offers more evidence that men today aren’t what they used to be. Here’s Bennett’s closing paragraph:

The Founding Fathers believed, and the evidence still shows, that industriousness, marriage and religion are a very important basis for male empowerment and achievement. We may need to say to a number of our twenty-something men, “Get off the video games five hours a day, get yourself together, get a challenging job and get married.” It’s time for men to man up.

Here’s some further evidence that the idea of marriage isn’t simply evolving, it is radically, rapidly being reshaped. Mexico City is considering the idea of marriage contracts that have expiration dates. Perhaps we need to abandon the word “marriage” and coin a word that represents a monogamous, life-long relationship between a man and a woman. Just as we no longer want to think of ourselves as happy and gay, so the word marriage might come to mean something we don’t intend.

Amazon is offering the Kindle version of From the Garden to the City today for free. The description sounds similar to Challies’ The Next Story. From the Garden to the City is probably worth reading.

Here’s a helpful read discussing the difference between the gateway gospel verses the pathway gospel. “The Gateway Gospel tells us to march. The Pathway Gospel invites us to dance.”

 

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