Manhood Blogs

My super creative friend (And top-30 blogger under the age of 30, and Baylor Alum) Caleb Gardner runs a unique blog on manhood and fatherhood entitled The Exceptional Man.  In November he reflected on his own observations of growing up as a man in America:

What does it mean to be a man?

Of course, “be a man” is something every guy hears at some point in their lives, which is why it’s funny (or perhaps sad) that so few of us have any clue about what that actually looks like. As Doug rightly points out, it starts as a set of cultural must-haves: smoke cigars, watch sports, chase women, etc. But this is a pretty shallow view of manliness, and most – emphasis on most – guys at some point realize that there has to be more to being a man than that.  (via Men in 3-D — The Exceptional Man, Chicago.)

Caleb hopes to hammer out a better definition of being a man than what is currently offered by American society.  Keep checking out his blog for more of his thoughts.  Also, be sure to check out my friend Owen Strachan’s blog for his thoughts on manhood, since Owen brings a theological expertise to the subject.

 

About Doug Hankins

Although not a Christian in his youth, Doug came to believe in Jesus during his teenage years. When not playing sports or pastoring Doug is probably spending time with his wife, reading a good book, or drinking some hot tea. Doug's first book Dawson Trotman: In His Own Words is available wherever books are sold. You can follow Doug on twitter.
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