Articles for the Month of November 2014

Someone’s Missing

missing fatherMale leadership is our great need.  The lack of men in the home or church cannot be replaced by  women though they may be quite sincere.  The loss of mature masculinity in our midst is beyond comprehension.

Leadership is far more than the ability to perform tasks.  The essence of masculinity and femininity are such polar opposites that when a man performs the same task as a woman the effect on those under their leadership is vastly different.  It is that interaction between the genders that we have been taught to ignore in our culture.  This fusion of genders is really an untenable miasma.

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All Aboard!

6132257_20140121063039-train coveded with peopleA Worldwide Movement

One day I was stumbling around on the Internet looking for women who would explain the reasons for their desire to be ordained. Inadvertently I found a YouTube of Buddhist women who are bhikkhunī (Pāli) or bhikṣuṇī (Sanskrit) which means they are fully ordained female Buddhist monastics. (1)  Completely shaven headed and in the traditional orange robes of Buddhism they spoke eloquently with broken English in voice inflections native to Far Eastern cultures.  Gently yet earnestly they advocated for their right to a place in Buddhist leadership and for even higher places in the hierarchy of their religion.

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