Category Archives: Values

The Lost Path of Masculinity

In the ongoing debate around good or bad masculinity, this has mostly been couched in “secular” terms. This article brings to mind the lost vision for masculinity, that is one based on the Christian Man. Here are 5 “P” words … Continue reading

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The Evil in our midst

I first wrote this article within days of the horrors of the Christchurch massacre when they were foremost in our minds. But I reflected that emotions and opinions were too raw so I held off to just now. Since the … Continue reading

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How “Toxic Masculinity” fails the pub test

A firestorm has erupted over the last week with Gillette releasing an ad which portrays aspects of “toxic masculinity” and then a call to men to do better. In the same week, the American Psychology Assoication (APA) released a comprehensive … Continue reading

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If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or as Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and … Continue reading

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What is a “Real Man”?

In my job I have been working hard on preventing Family Violence in our community. I am a White Ribbon Ambassador, I am the Chair of the Benalla Family Violence Prevention Network. I speak at numerous events and organisations about … Continue reading

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