Because I have Daughters and Sons: the destructive lie behind “patriarchy” and “feminism”

We have six children: three girls and three boys. (Well the oldest is practically a woman now.) They all learn to cook and garden and change tires and change diapers and wash dishes and do whatever needs to be done, because life requires it. Our rule is that the older ones serve the younger and … More Because I have Daughters and Sons: the destructive lie behind “patriarchy” and “feminism”

Star Wars, Fathers, and the Beauty of Fairy Stories

[NOTE: There is a Force Awakens spoiler below.] In “The Ethics of Elfland,” G. K. Chesterton says: My first and last philosophy, that which I believe in with unbroken certainty, I learnt in the nursery. I generally learnt it from a nurse; that is, from the solemn and star-appointed priestess at once of democracy and … More Star Wars, Fathers, and the Beauty of Fairy Stories

Fatherhood

Not too long ago Mark Driscoll was in the news again.  If you are not familiar with Driscoll, he is the mega-church pastor and popular author who was recently removed from ministry primarily over charges of abuse of power. Furthermore, the accusations frequently carried connotations of misogyny. He was also a leader in what I … More Fatherhood