patriarchy

Review: Malestrom: How Jesus Dismantles Patriarchy and Redefines Manhood

Title: Malestrom: How Jesus Dismantles Patriarchy and Redefines Manhood. 2nd ed. Author: Carolyn Custis James Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2022 Reviewer: Stephen Taylor Malestrom is actually the Second Edition of Carolyn Custis James’s 2015 book, Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World. The “Introduction” and the nine titled chapters remain the …

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The Gospel Versus Patriarchy: Ruth and Esther Have Something to Say

Of the sixty-six books in the Bible, thirty-eight are named for men. Only two are named for women—Ruth and Esther. Both stories put male power and female powerlessness on a frightening collision course, and both stories are instructive to the church as we address the current global #MeToo/#ChurchToo pandemic of violence against women and children. …

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Review: Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

Title:  Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation Author:  Kristin Kobes Du Mez Publisher:  Liveright Publishing Company, a division of W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. Pages:  304 Reviewer:  Carolyn Custis James In 2016, many observers were stunned at evangelicals’ apparent betrayal of their own values. In reality, …

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