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The Masculinist is motivated by problems facing men and the church in our society, including failure of too many young men to launch, the failure of the church to attract men, the huge recent draw of secular men’s self-help figures like Jordan Peterson (and some more unsavory people), and the frequent complaints pastors have today about young people not being able to find spouses.
This is not a “safe space.” This is not an “irenic” newsletter. In part that’s because the church has gotten a number of very important things wrong, which I intend to critique and correct, while providing plenty of positive, actionable information to build men up along the way.
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The archives are below, followed by more free resources for you. Some greatest hits are #13, #17, #18, #26, and #30.
#1 – The Trouble With Men (September 2016)
#2 – Skills (October 2016)
#3 – The History of the Church and Men (November 2016)
#4 – How to Make Strong Eye Contact (December 2016)
#5 – What Does It Mean to Be a Man? (January 2017)
#6 – How to Establish a Consistent Prayer Life (February 2017)
#7 – Accountability for Failure (March 2017)
#8 – Stop Apologizing (April 2017)
#9 – Preaching What We Practice (May 2017)
#10 – The International Man of Mystery (June 2017)
#11 – Has the Church Become an Unwitting Enabler of Family Breakdown? (July 2017)
#12 – How to Improve Your Posture (August 2017)
#13 – The Lost World of American Evangelicalism (September 2017)
#14 – An Antifragile Church (October 2017)
#15 – The Structural Weakness of Christian Communities (November 2017)
#16 – Building Relationships (December 2017)
#17 – The Basis of Attraction (January 2018)
#18 – Women and the Attractiveness Curve (February 2018)
#19 – Accentuate the Positive (March 2018)
#20 – The New Memetic Moment (April 2018)
#21 – The Tragic Landscape of Modern Relationships (May 2018)
#22 – Be Above Reproach (June 2018)
#23 – Marrying Up (July 2018)
#24 – How to Respond to Failing Institutions (August 2018)
#25 – What Do We Do About the Friend Zone? (September 2018)
#26 – The Fall of the Household (October 2018)
#27 – Habits of the Home (November 2018)
#28 – The Anti-Marriage Message of American Pastors (December 2018)
#29 – The Testosterone-Cortisol Ratio (January 2019)
#30 – Complementarianism Is a Baby Boomer Theology That Will Die With the Baby Boomers (February 2019)
#31 – What Is Your Invisible Ceiling? (March 2019)
#32 – How Bad Are Things Out There? (April 2019)
#33 – Wild at Heart and the White Knight Mentality (May 2019)
Here are some other free resources you might be interested in.
- Notes on Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age. This book is extremely important but also very dense. I’ve read it twice and took extensive notes, which are in a zip file organized by chapter. This material makes for good review or discussion document for a reading group.
- Notes on Nassim Taleb’s Incerto. As I noted in Masc #14, Nassim Taleb is a very important thinker whose conclusions are counter-intuitive, profound, and very favorable to Christianity. I have summarized some of the key points from Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game (new) for your convenience.
- Proverbs on Women and Marriage. Last year I read through the book of Proverbs and extracted every verse on women and marriage, now conveniently compiled into a single document.