Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hyper-Masculinity and A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash

What does "A Boy Named Sue" have do with biblical manhood and fatherhood? Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice-President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, says:
“If you can understand what’s going on when Johnny Cash sings this song from the point of view of a young boy who has been abandoned by his dad who is given a name that with emasculates him, then you can understand what is really going on in a lot of the conversations that we’re having in our culture, and a lot of the conversations we’re having in our churches, when it comes to masculinity.” Moore goes on to argue that we need to define masculinity in terms of Jesus Christ, and not the other way around.
You can listen to the Moore's excellent podcast here.

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