What does it take to ensure that Future Men can fight Giants? How about one of the most practical books I have read about regarding raising boys into real God defined men? Let me be emphatic, Dads and Grand-dads – this is a must read (period). Don’t think we are so Biblically sound that wisdom and practicality aren’t found in another’s work.
Many of you are scratching your heads and wondering if I ever considered the book of Proverbs as a guide to raising boys? Well, I have and even when raising our son I have to say that I failed to implement these God-given instructions of Solomon in a practical and meaningful manner during that time.
Face the facts that in general, men have not been nor are really ready to fight the giants in our culture or nation. Most have been duped by the lack of solid Biblical teaching for over 100 years as well as the feminization of our society. How do we restore the church and the public square? With men who know their proper role in this world. I believe the story that Doug Wilson includes in the Introduction of this book regarding Teddy Roosevelt pretty much sums up how the church played a role in the emasculation of God’s design for men.
‘When Theodore Roosevelt taught Sunday school for a time, a boy showed up one Sunday with a black eye. He admitted he had been fighting and on the Lord’s Day, too. He told the future president that a bigger boy had been pinching his sister, and so he fought him. TR told him that he had done perfectly right and gave him a dollar. The stodgy vestrymen thought this was a bit much, and so they let their exuberant Sunday school teacher go. What a loss.’ – Future Men, page 10, Introduction
This weeks program is a very simple chapter by chapter review of Doug Wilsons book ‘Future Men, Raising Boys to Fight Giants’ and a very introductory step into ‘Recovering The Calvin Of “Two Kingdoms”? A Historical-Theological Inquiry In The Light Of Church-State Discourse In South Africa.’
Why Recovering Calvin too?
If Men are to fight giants they need to be aware of what happens when they become the giants. As you are clearly aware, I believe in Christian Nationalism since that is the root of our nations foundation. Yet, we have a clear example of even Reformed Christians going south. And what happened in South Africa is a clear example of giants infiltrating and consuming men who should have known better. Continue reading