Dr.R.Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and active blogger on current trends in culture, has posted another fascinating and significant commentary on a recent article that appeared in The Atlantic magazine entitled “The End of Men”.
This is how his article opens:
Is our postmodern, postindustrial society simply better suited to women than to men? Hanna Rosin makes the case for this claim in the current issue of The Atlantic, and her article demands close attention. Men, she argues, are simply falling behind women in almost every sector of cultural influence and economic power. This shift, she understands, is nothing less than unprecedented in the span of human history.
He goes on to summarize the writer’s argument:
Rosin’s article is well documented and forceful in argument. The bottom line is the claim that the trend and trajectory of the global economy have for some time now been headed toward female skills and talents. At the most basic level, this means a shift from physical strength to intellectual energies and education. At the next level, it also means a shift from leadership models more associated with males toward the nurturing leadership more associated with women. In any event, the changes are colossal.
And here are a few of Mohler’s closing comments, as he marks the impact of this trend on the Christian family and church:
For Christians, the importance of this article is even greater. God intended for men to have a role as workers, reflecting God’s own image in their vocation. The most important issue here is not the gains made by women, but the displacement of men. This has undeniable consequences for these men and for everyone who loves and depends on them.
The elites are awakening to the fact that these vast changes point to a very different future. Christians had better know that matters far more important than economics are at stake. These trends represent nothing less than a collapse of male responsibility, leadership, and expectations. The real issue here is not the end of men, but the disappearance of manhood.
I encourage you to read the full article at the link below. And then have a talk about it with your family and in your church. How do you see and judge this trend in the light of God’s Word? What should our response be?