"We usually have a handout that is pretty provocative. We read one or two paragraphs and open for discussion. It works pretty well. Jason's Evert's Pure Manhood is a great one that provides short read and plenty of food…"
"Sounds fantastic. How do you set up the discussions? Do you state the topic a week in advance, or just prep things and give a bit of a talk followed by some questions for discussion?
I love the guest speakers, such a good idea!
How did you get…"
"Here is the calendar of events for this past school year. The last meetings are not covered, but it should give you an idea. I can't write any longer right now but please reply with more questions and I will get back to…"
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What a great idea, and when I get settled in a school from September it will be something I look at. How do you structure it/sell it to pupils? Each week have a topic to discuss or…"
"I doubt this would ever fly in my area unless it was positioned as a support/mentoring group for boys. I'm sure someone would complain that a club "focused on masculinity" would be too exclusive or would be a reinforcement of…"
"High School grades 9-12. Discussions get animated when it revolves around relationships, sex, etc. But usually no resistance form the boys. From some colleagues, slight grumbling but overwhelmingly positive."
Virtual staff room for visionary teachers of every discipline. This is a good place for educators to discuss their collective role in society--particularly in regards to their duty as role models for young men. What does it mean to be a male role model for young boys in the classroom? How can we serve them best? See More
"Ever notice it's only gay men who somehow feel a need to bond with other men in "this way" ? What a freak show.
Look dude, just own it. Be what you are, and own it. If you can say your gay and wanna hang out with your schlong out,…"
"Like I said, a commanded means of producing grace, insofar as certain actions are commanded, and those actions seemed designed to produce emotion. But the end is grace, the sacraments are the means, and emotion is usually also an effect of the…"
"I found some Cole Haan (maybe it was Coach) black moccasins at the outlet store for about $75 bucks or so. Granted, I dont wear them every day with a suit (I have straightforward lace up black Bostonian oxfords and some tassel loafers) but…"
"Grace is pretty important!
So: reconciliation produces absolution; baptism produces a new life, being "raised with Christ"; eucharist produces a connection with God (my view; don't know the churches'); ordination produces a…"
"We're not commanded to baptize because we're physically dirty. So it's either what Jews call a chok - a command with no purpose - or it's meant to set up some connection beyond the physical and rational. As used in…"