Is masculinity a bad thing? In popular culture, it seems that it has become socially acceptable to attack men simply for being men! The media has even gone as far as categorizing all forms of male headship and authority in the home as oppressive, tyrannical, and patriarchal. Has the Church contributed to the demonization of all things masculine? And if so, what can we do to stop it?
In this week’s podcast, Christian apologist, scholar, and author, Nancy Pearcey joins Frank to discuss her upcoming and unexpectedly controversial book, The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes, which focuses largely on the origin of “toxic masculinity” as a concept.
Frank and Nancy discuss questions like:
- What historical events led to the rise of “toxic masculinity”?
- What are the two competing scripts that men struggle with internally?
- How has Darwinism contributed to “toxic masculinity”?
- How do Christian men shatter negative stereotypes?
- What example of masculinity do we find in Jesus?
Throughout this episode, Nancy will burst some common myths, encourage men to embrace their masculinity, and also expose the radical ways in which evangelicalism continues to better societies worldwide. The current research shows that Christian men are doing very well in our culture, and it’s time that we applaud them for it!
Nancy Pearcey is the author of The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes, as well as Love Thy Body, The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and Total Truth. She is a professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. She has been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek, highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”
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Nancy’s book: https://a.co/d/5YaIN1X
Nancy’s website: https://www.nancypearcey.com/