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Review of Aimee Byrd’s, Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Aimee Byrd, Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose (Zondervan, 2020). Aimee Byrd has written a book with a specific focus: as a member in a confessional Reformed denomination (OPC), she asks her readers “to look at the yellow wallpaper in the church and to do something about […]

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What the Heck Even is a “Complementarian”?

The Reformed internet world, one of the more peculiar varieties of internet worlds, has been downright pullulating with posts about this thing called “complementarianism.” We’ve learned that it can be “thick” or “thin,” adjectives which do not immediately endear themselves to the reader. The “thin” complementarians worry that complementarianism is in danger of becoming “thick,” […]

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The Significance of the Planned Parenthood Videos

The recent set of sting videos on Planned Parenthood, put out by The Center for Medical Progress, have shaken up the abortion debate in important ways. While it had never actually gone away, abortion had more or less become an accepted constant of American political life with few looking for significant change. That has changed now, […]

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A Progressive Homemaker in the 1970s

My astute wife passed along this article from the Atlantic on how housewives lived in thought in the 1970s. The quotes from Betty Ford are fascinating. What we see is an example of someone who is a moderate feminist, abortion rights advocate, American capitalist, and a homemaker. This sort of progressivist homemaking had its roots […]

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The Luxury of a Family

Dan Gouge, a co-blogger of mine at City of God, asks whether the stable two-parent family is now a luxury good. The diagnosis looks grim.

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From New Urbanism to New Domesticity

“Women’s work” is threatening to become trendy, or so a few recent books would suggest. Apparently the “Hipster Housewives” are taking the crunchy movement to its next step: New Domesticity. Cooking. crafting, and cloth-diapering are just some of the ways that cosmopolitan young ladies are reclaiming the home. But is this anything more than a fad? […]

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Ethika Politika Symposium On Fatherhood

Ethika Politika has published some essays well worth reading on the theme of fatherhood here. From their introductory post: Marriage, kids, reproduction, mothers—they show up everywhere, from state houses to the pages of Slate, and for good reason. They’re the building blocks of society, and indispensable features of normal human life. Yet for all the popular attention […]