A major narrative I picked up from my religious upbringing is that people who really put God first won’t get too mixed up in politics, and won’t trust science more than spiritual knowledge or the Word.
“While I think God-as-relationship and God-with-us are important tenets of the Christian tradition, using a singular belief as a litmus test of where God is or isn’t working is, frankly, bullshit.”
Life is designed to let us learn from our past, not to be trapped by it.
Masculinity itself is not toxic. But gendered violence and increasing male loneliness should spark conversation and action about how we define it.