Complementarians are primarily concerned with male and female roles in marriage and church; the patriarchal-household view is concerned with how male and female natures interact in all spheres of life.
This is a project by and for Bible-believing men seeking a positive and practical doctrine of manhood. Our mission is to become better at our duty of dominion: to develop the knowledge, virtues and skills necessary to rightly order ourselves and our world. In other words, we’re about the work of building God’s house by building our own. We call this gendered piety.
Because God has designed men and women for distinct purposes, different experiences will “resonate” with our souls, and will cause or prevent connections between us. Reflecting on our simple, everyday experience is therefore important for understanding the deep differences between us. The mundane scenario of getting lost is therefore an instructive window into what God made men and women for, and how it affects our interactions with each other.
Piety is the willing pursuit of our duties toward God and man. A living faith always issues in such piety—for men, this looks like natural masculinity. Yet many of the Christian Elite seem to loathe masculine piety. This should not be surprising when a majority of the Christian Elite are spiritual and physical dumplings.
Daniel was a hero for flouting the king’s 30-day edict against lawful worship during the exile. So why have churches today capitulated en masse to the state’s indefinite edict against lawful worship during lockdown?
Because of what man was made for, every one of us has a faith that controls our hearts—and we spend our lives continually in service of this faith.
If the COVID-19 crisis has revealed anything about many of America’s most public-facing Christian leaders, it’s that many of them are tone deaf to the concerns and crisis facing the majority of ordinary, working class people.
As you start to develop self-discipline, and order your life well, others around you will try to pull you back down like crabs in a barrel. Here are some tips for dealing with that.
Trained to think almost exclusively in globalist terms, it is fashionable among the current generation to believe that true and meaningful change occurs primarily through the championing of large-scale, societal causes.
Most of the snowballing social problems that we are dealing with today are a result of rejecting the biblical view of covenant. Androgyny, identity politics, social justice, cancel culture—all the “Clown World” pathologies that are indistinguishable from parody—are the inevitable outworkings of this.
Despite the near-universal confidence that conservative evangelicals have in it, complementarianism is not a firm and clear-headed articulation of the Bible’s teaching on sexuality as accepted throughout the history of the church. It is a limp-wristed defensive effort to preserve some traditional exceptions to androgyny on the basis of piecemeal exegetical arguments, while jettisoning the embarrassing telos that supports them.
You can tell a lot about a leader by the people he surrounds himself with. In modern evangelicalism, there are three kinds of false teachers on biblical sexuality who can be known by their followers.
If Martin Luther were alive today, he would not be preaching sola fide. He would be preaching the father-rule of God, the creation order of Adam and then Eve, and the culturally-despised theology of sexuality which flows from these.
Feminism, egalitarianism, and even complementarianism are all simply new versions of androgynism—a doctrine at the heart of pagan religions, which images their denial of the creator/creature distinction.
There are folks out there calling themselves red pill Christians. We believe this is no better than the many people who consider themselves feminist Christians, or social justice Christians, or gay-affirming Christians, or whatever other idol of wokeness they have discovered in the world and then attached Christianity to.
The preoccupation with rightly dividing housework is a natural result of reducing the household from a place of existential identity to one of sentimental experience. Satisfaction and contentment with the labor of the house is impossible without first recovering God’s design for the house.
Because marriage can only work if a man is invested in his wife, men have a tendency to make women their source for approval. This is a bug that arises from a good feature. The solution is not to despise women’s influence, nor our call to rule; it is to balance both by placing ourselves under God’s rule and practicing his plan for marriage.
Although the Bible does not specifically comment on women preaching in every setting, this is not because God is indifferent on the matter. Rather, it is because the shapes and patterns of Scripture and creation so strongly draw women away from this duty, that no specific command should be necessary.
Because manhood is caught, not just taught, becoming a mature man requires a father. Hence, many young men today are “clueless bastards”—and even more so when they won’t take advantage of God’s provision of fatherhood through the church.
The evangelical hermeneutic that rejects any sexual doctrine which can’t be prooftexted in as many words is a kind of modern Pharisaicalism. It demands the letter of the Law, and so denies its spirit. It is driven by our modern Gnosticism: in downplaying the importance of embodied existence, we become unable to see the larger “shape” of theology beneath the Bible’s commands, and so we reduce sexual doctrine to the explicit propositions of Scripture. But Scripture itself does not merely teach us what to think—it also teaches us how.
Don’t let dealing with feminists get you down. Break out the shot glasses and have some fun!
Although servant leadership could be a biblical doctrine describing leadership as the service that men render, in reality it is a term used to convince men that servitude is in fact what leadership is.
Feminism hates the power hierarchy that God has built into creation. But we cannot restore that hierarchy by hating it ourselves—and we do hate it.
Finding and pursuing a godly mission tends to make finding and pursuing a godly woman easier and more successful. When you make finding a wife your mission, you are less likely to find a wife, or a mission.
The battle against porn starts while your son is still in diapers…