I really like Roger Olson. He has a very refreshing approach to many issues and I appreciate it.
We've had some pretty tough conversations on NN regarding issues of gender and particularly men who are increasingly absent from the pew. At times it has been frustrating because we have not been able to find answers or areas agreement. Men need ministries that are targeted to them specifically as do women. But pulling that off is not without difficulty.
Roger Olson's article is a thoughtful reflection on violence and society, he addresses God, guns and guts. He deals with the male crisis in a very constructive way and offers some specific proposals. Oslon states that we can treat one gender without being sexist and I wholeheartedly agree. I believe gender specific ministries are helpful and they do NOT have to be sexist or exclusive in any way. Gender specific ministries can compliment an overall goal.
Oslon's article goes beyond that and addresses a male crisis at large. It's worth reading and he also addresses some female issues.
I would be interested in your comments and particularly his proposal that we use our pulpits to speak to the issue.