Blog Posts by Rick Phillips

Thoughts on Patriarchy

Article by   February 2007
I have received some complaints that my interaction with Phil Ryken (see below, 1/29/07) on patriarchy represents a capitulation on the issue of biblically-mandated male leadership.  My comment on use of the term "patriarchy" was made more or less in... continue

Biblical Masculinity #5: Self-Control

Article by   February 2007
The next stop on our tour through proverbial masculinity is self-control.  Proverbs 16:32 tells us, "Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city."Self-control is especially important... continue

Biblical Masculinity #4: Integrity

Article by   February 2007
I have been making posts on masculine virtues as seen in the Book of Proverbs, arising from my earlier comment that one of the greatest needs of our time is for men to embrace not secular masculinity but biblical masculinity. ... continue

Biblical Masculinity #3: Industry

Article by   January 2007
We are noting the importance of godly masculinity and lamenting the baleful effects of its lack.  In earlier posts, I highlighted the importance that a man fear the Lord and also have provided a definition of biblical masculinity.  Turning back... continue

A Response from Susan Wise Bauer

Article by   January 2007
I have seen a response from Susan Wise Bauer to my ref 21 post of a few days ago, in which I responded to her Books & Culture article that complained about the “slippery slope” argument I and others had... continue

Biblical Masculinity #2: A Definition

Article by   January 2007
A few years ago I became intrigued when I saw John Eldridge's ridiculous statement about men, in the wildly popular Wild at Heart, that unlike Eve, Adam was created outside the Garden and so men are called to life in... continue

Biblical Masculinity #1: Fear of the Lord

Article by   January 2007
In an earlier post to this blog, I stated that whatever problem we are facing from evangelical feminism, we have at least as big a problem with Christian masculinity. Also, I stated that the best remedy for feminism is a... continue

On Patriarchy

Article by   January 2007
I see that Phil and I are on the same scent and barking up the same tree (since we're talking about guys, we might as well start with the dog metaphors right away!).  Like Phil, I am actually a bit... continue

The Sin of Manstealing

Article by   January 2007
It is always nice to receive constructive comments and questions from readers of ref21.  A question I received with reference to the sin of slavery (from my reply to Susan Wise Bauer) reads as follows: "Could someone kindly show me how this... continue

Understandably Feminist

Article by   January 2007
Thanks, Phil, for your helpful comments regarding feminism.  In light of this, I would like to say that I am sympathetic to the reasons why women are drawn in a feminist direction.  While I do not believe that patriarchy (biblically... continue
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