Two words: Toxic masculinity. It seems to be everywhere, from secular newspapers to Christian bookstores carry articles discussing toxic masculinity and for many the root of it, or one of the biggest culprits anyway, is Christian men. Is Christian masculinity toxic? We know that pundits are saying so, but what about the actual data? And what about the data from those who are not Christians? What does THAT data say?
For many, subjects such as masculinity and femininity have become battlegrounds in our culture wars with Christianity in the crosshairs, but is the Christian view of masculinity actually toxic? Nancy Pearcey is back and her newest book challenges many of the secular notions of toxic masculinity.
Nancy Pearcey is the author of the upcoming book The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes. Her most recently published book is Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winners: How Now Shall We Live (coauthored with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson) and Total Truth. Her books have been translated into 19 languages. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. A former agnostic, Pearcey has spoken at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, USC, and Dartmouth. She has been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek, highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”
For anyone who wants data to show them the benefit of Christianity, then listen in as Travis and Nancy discuss this immensely important topic. They talk about many things in the show-L.L. Bean, Nancy’s love for the violin, Francis Schaeffer, and so much more. This episode will surely help equip you when you are challenged by the notion that Christian masculinity is toxic.
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