Category: Gender

An Imperfect Beauty

Tim Challies: Does a woman need to remain beautiful to her husband? Yes, she does! But this does not mean that she needs to remain beautiful in the way society understands beauty. She does not need to mimic the Hollywood...

/ May 26, 2011

Gender and the Body – How did we get here?

One of my old professors was fond of saying that in his class we take the first several weeks to chuck a whole bunch of balls in the air and we then spend the rest of the semester learning to...

/ June 24, 2010

Gender, the home, and how we define “work”

Cross posted at Notes from a Small Place. This post is part of an ongoing series of posts I’m doing regarding issues related to the body, gender, sexuality, and self identity. It will be going online later this week at...

/ June 21, 2010

The Incarnation and Male/Female Mutuality

One of the distinctive aspects of the Theology of the Body is its beautiful expression of the mutual relations of men and women, a mutuality that originates in and is best expressed by a sexual act which is constituted by...

/ March 11, 2010

Jesus is a Warrior, but not a Cagefighter

Son of God. Prince of Peace. Son of Man. Cagefighter? While the first three masculine titles given to our Lord Jesus are biblical and sufficient enough to express the wonder of Jesus, the last title seems to be ever-more increasingly...

/ February 3, 2010

Susan Sontag on Beauty and Gender

Today as I set-up shop in a line at the Los Angeles DMV I happened to read an incisive essay published in Vogue forty years ago. The article was written by Susan Sontag, and my profit from it proves that...

/ January 7, 2010

The Future of Feminism

Camille Paglia has penned an interesting analysis of the history and future of feminism.  Feminism is a lot like dispensationalism–a lot of people know they don’t like it, even though they don’t really know what it is. Paglia’s article is...

/ July 27, 2008

A Midsummer Night’s Dance: Love’s Beauty and Roles

The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s (PNB) performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream lifted a corner of the veil between plodding human beings and the world of fairies. The stage was set with magnificent roses and deliciously mysterious lights even before the...

/ April 10, 2008

Gendered Language and Social Change: The Overton Window and Feminine Pronouns

Language isn’t static. There is no returning to the ‘thees’ and ‘thous’ of the King James Bible, at least in popular discourse. But the evolving nature of language does not mean that all changes are created equal, or that all...

/ November 2, 2007

Dissenting Opinion: Feminine Inclusive Pronouns

***Every now and then, I like to procure dissenting opinions to items I have written from people whom I know have thought a lot about certain issues. I recently wrote a brief reply to the question of whether Christians should...

/ October 30, 2007