By Scott Keith - “Traditionally, masculinity is what stands between the innocent and the wolves.” – Ben Shapiro Well, I’m back. You can call me Pappy or call me Cantankerous. At this point it doesn’t matter. What I am today is mad, outraged, and oddly—at least for me—a little sad. The Gillette commentary on masculinity … Continue reading Toxic Masculinity of Wolves and Men?
By Scott Keith - Shadows one and all. Gifts under the tree, people singing carols, lights that twinkle, even Santa Claus, are shadows one and all. We rightly celebrate this time of year by getting together with family and friends, eating good meals which take much time to prepare and exchanging gifts meant to communicate … Continue reading Even At Christmas, It is Still All About the Gospel
By Scott Keith - (Warning: this blog represents a return to my cantankerous Jagged Word roots.) I have been beating the drum of the loss of masculinity for years now. Writing Being Dad – Father as a Picture of God’s Grace and publishing The Jagged Word Field Guide to Being a Man have both been attempts to … Continue reading Men are Not Defective Women, and Dads are Not Defective Moms
By Scott Keith - When the disciples of Christ Jesus asked him how to pray, he gave a somewhat uncharacteristically forthright answer. He uttered the words for them to repeat in what has come to be known as the Lord’s Prayer. From that time forward, the Lord’s Prayer has been a staple of catechetical instruction … Continue reading Lord, Teach us to Pray
By Scott Keith - I recently heard a preacher say that it is possible for preachers and teachers to “Gospel souls right into hell.” I really don't wish to mischaracterize or impugn what the preacher was trying to communicate, but, needless to say, I was a bit shocked. I think his concern is that there … Continue reading Gospeling Souls Right Into Hell
By Scott Keith - “We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep into our own history and our doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes which were for the … Continue reading We Are Not Descended from Fearful Men
By Scott Keith - Caleb and I were in Bergen, Norway this week at the Lutheran Study Days conference. The conference concluded with the Divine Service conducted by Pastor Jon Magne Sønstabø, who has served DELK's (the local church) Bergen congregation together with Jan Bygstad. The Gospel reading this Sunday as read to me by Pastor Sønstabø was The … Continue reading Guarding the Gospel