Junot Diaz burst onto the literary scene with "Drown," a collection of short stories voiced by Yunior, a tough-talking Latino struggling to make his way on the streets of New Jersey. Diaz has revived Yunior for his latest book, "This Is How You Lose Her." Only this time, Yunior is juggling multiple women, and figuring out how to be faithful to his fiancee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author joins us to talk about the book, and what it takes to be faithful.
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Matt Chandler of The Village Church
In week one of this series, we started out defining what manhood is, defining masculinity. And we said that God created men and women equal and yet very distinct. And if you don’t believe me, I think all you need to do is look at small children and you can see that, although they’re equal, they’re very distinct in how they operate and what they do. Boys will build things and knock them over; girls will take two objects and make them friends. And that’s pretty much universal. So we’ve kind of defined it: What is masculinity? What does it mean to be a man? Do women need to be more masculine? Do men need to be more feminine? We kind of answered those questions. And what we said is that it’s clean in Scripture that men are to be cultivators, builders. It’s what God created them to be. But because of sin and because of the fall, everything that man has been charged to cultivate will at times war against him. But it’s in that difficulty that God teaches the man the gospel. So that was week one. And last week, I preached like an hour and ten minutes on the man as a husband. It is by far the most complex, and it is by far the most difficult, because God comes to the man and says, “You will love you wife like I love the church in that I gave Christ for her.” So we talked about our role as husbands to be the initiators in our home across all lines. Because Jesus didn’t die for the church in response to the church, but simply because He loved the church. And so, we love our wives, not in response to what they do for us, but because we are the initiators. And we talked about nourishing, and we talked about cherishing and we talked about all those things. And now I want to move on and talk about men as fathers, and it’s not complex. Now, it’s not easy, but it’s not complex.
Matt Chandler’s second talk in the series The Role of Men
If you have your Bibles, let’s go to Genesis 2, and then we’ll move from there to Ephesians 5. Here’s what we’re going to do. I don’t want to lie to you; I want to come right out of the gate. Male and female alike, we’re going to stand in front of the mirror tonight, and I’ll tell you how I hope it goes. I can’t control how it goes; I’m just going to tell you how I hope it goes. It could go one of three ways. You can stand in front of the mirror and hate what you see and get discouraged and walk away from it and just let yourself go. You can look in the mirror and hate what you see and hate it and start taking steps, even small ones. And for some of you, you might even be able to look in the mirror and go, “I’m getting better.” But my hope is one of the latter two, not the first, male and female alike.
Matt Chandler begins a series on The Role of Men
I want to tackle what I believe is just a massive topic. And it’s not going to be easy to do, but here’s what I want to talk about. For the next three weeks, I want to talk about men, and I want to talk about masculinity. And I want to talk about what being a man is, and I want to talk about what God created men for. It’s a complex subject, and I know a lot of women are like, "It’s not complex, alright. Feed him, hug him, he’s fine." I know there are those of you who don’t think it’s that complex. But did you know that 1 Corinthians 11 says that men are the glory of God? That’s a really big, broad, massive thing. So I’m going to try to tackle it…
Phallus in Wonderland, Part Two
This week, And the Winner Is… features Part Two of the award-winning documentary Phallus in Wonderland. Producer Mary O’Connell takes us through a fictitious museum and on an historical journey through the world of male sexuality - from Ancient Greece to present day. It’s a world filled with power, pleasure and pain.
This week on the program we feature Part One of the award-winning IDEAS documentary, Phallus in Wonderland. Some of you may blush at the topic, and others may giggle, but the fact is, the phallus has played an important role in human myth and human history. From http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/andthewinneris/