Tag: Manhood

Was Adam “With” Eve While She Was Tempted?

As I’ve wrestled with Scripture the past several years over the issue of manhood, Genesis 1-3 has remained foundational in the development of my theology of Christian masculinity. I find myself continually returning to this text in order to glean insights on God’s plan for redeemed manhood. It is my contention that an important feature of the narrative—one that provides insight into our calling as men—is the fact that Adam was with Eve during the entire time that Eve was tempted by Satan. Continue reading “Was Adam “With” Eve While She Was Tempted?”

Contemporary Gender Confusion and Clarity of the Nashville Statement

The beauty of the Genesis narrative is found in the harmony of two notable features: its simplicity and its explanatory power. With straightforward prose through the pen of Moses, God reveals the origin of man and woman, providing us insight into one of the most glorious realities in the universe. Genesis 1:27 gives us a general description of the event: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them. Male and female He created them.” Genesis 2:7-25 fills in the details: Adam was created first, placed in the garden, and given instructions on how to conduct his calling as God’s vice-regent. Continue reading “Contemporary Gender Confusion and Clarity of the Nashville Statement”

What's the Difference Between Meekness and Passivity?

According to Genesis 3, male passivity always leads to trouble for men and for women. When discussing biblical manhood, therefore, we often emphasize the need for men to shun their tendency toward passivity and embrace their God-given calling to pursue courageous intentionality in their homes, churches, places of work, and greater communities. For some guys, however, it is difficult to distinguish between meekness–an admirable and Christlike quality–and passivity. Continue reading “What's the Difference Between Meekness and Passivity?”