Today we're joined by Nancy Pearcey, author of "Love Thy Body" and "The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes," to discuss the biblical view of the body and the philosophy of “toxic masculinity.” She shares her testimony and the origin of her interest in apologetics and engaging the secular culture. Her work helps Christians understand the philosophical history and legacy of postmodern ideas and their harmful conclusions – so where does the idea of “toxic masculinity” come from, and how do we confront it? We discuss how the Bible offers a better solution to things like gender identity and toxic masculinity. We explain how we should confront gender ideologues with the truth that Christians love and have dignity for the body. Across cultures, men seem to understand the purpose of masculinity, so what has corrupted this understanding, and what does Christianity have to say about it?
Nancy Pearcey is the author of The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes, as well as Love Thy Body, The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and Total Truth. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. She has been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek, highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual."
(01:27) Introduction / testimony
(10:10) Love Thy Body & biblical answers to issues of the body
(15:10) Purpose and value of the body
(26:18) Men and women: differences and roles
(31:16) "Good man" vs. "man up"
(37:35) The capacity and power of men
(10:09) Christian men are less abusive than any other group
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