One of the distinguishing problems of our age is our tendency to be ashamed of the way the bible talks about boys and girls, men and women. The bible relishes our differences as things to be celebrated and embraced. Men and women together bear the image of God faithfully in the world. But the way they are created and called to do this is different. The bible treats these differences as something to be celebrated and embraced, not as sources of shame or discrimination. Because men and women are fundamentally different, raising them involves nuance and distinctions and even different aims and goals. It is in these differences that we find many of the particular nuances of God's glory to be seen and embodied in our life together in the world. Understanding these differences represents a great part of the wisdom of raising our children.
Future Men was written to help us explore the particular nuances of being men and raising future men. This study should prove helpful both to men raising boys and to men wrestling with what it means to be a man in the world. The book is commended to anyone responsible for raising men.
We'll gather three times over the summer to discuss and apply the principles laid out in the book.
Please come on July 6th, having read Chapters 6 - 12 (pp. 53-108)