FTC.co asks Adam McClendon, Professor in the School of Divnity and Director of the DMin doctoral program at Liberty University, "What does Christian culture sometimes get wrong about masculinity?"
Men, God has given you the privilege of leadership.
There is much good in young men rejecting passivity, taking responsibility, and seeking to better themselves. But the arteries of anger, victimhood, and aggressive machismo running through the new masculinity movement do not bode well.
We read Ephesians 5:22-26 and there is no avoiding it: God has called men to be spiritual leaders in the home.
If we are not willing to suffer for our convictions, then they are not convictions at all, they are conveniences.
The starting point of a redeemed worldview is knowing the greatest danger to any man exists inside of him, not outside.
Men today are often drowning is superficial relationships, but do not possesses any genuinely accountable gut-level friendships.
The tragic reversal of manhood noted, there is still hope, great and surging hope. As long as there is a church, there is a place where men are remade.
If we want a strong church, we cannot assume men magically show up.