Video: What is Masculinity?

I have a new video following on from my earlier video on The Challenges of Gender in the 21st Century. Within it, I offer some prefatory remarks on the subject of masculinity.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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4 Responses to Video: What is Masculinity?

  1. Geoff says:

    Isn’t easier and at the same time harder to look to Jesus as the embodiment of Godly manliness, who sang the psalms, who cried, who had deep brotherly friendships. How hard is it for me to be Christ like to my wife? In my own resources, impossible, impossible if Christ is only the ultimate exemplar, and nothing more, leaving me to my own inadequate resources? How hard is it for my wife to see me as Christ to be with me as she would be with Christ, but certainly not for me to take the place of Christ in her life?

    • quinnjones2 says:

      ‘Jesus had deep brotherly friendships’ : Jesus, Christ incarnate, was a friend to males and females of all ages. Although, as Christians, we are ‘in Christ’, and we can (hopefully) honour his teachings, we are all fallible human beings, and though the light of Christ may shine in us and through us, we can only exhibit glimpses of him to others. I cringe when anyone asks us to think about how ‘Christ-like’ we are, because in my case the answer is ‘probably not a lot’.

  2. Geoff says:

    I recall reading or hearing Tim Keller on the topic friendship, particularly male. Friendship involves openness and commitment. ” Friends always let you in and never let you down.” Letting friends in was problematic for men. But, again, Jesus was a peerless exemplar.

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