Braveheart, Richard Rohr, and the Future of Evangelical Men

Great insight about a great man… and masculinity in general.

Ed Cyzewski: Author // Contemplative

father-richard-rohr-90c4be76c9b0dce8 No blue face paint required for Richard Rohr to draw a crowd.

If you pulled me aside during my college years and asked me how the followers of a crucified religious leader ended up idolizing a military leader in Medieval Scotland as the pinnacle of manhood, character, and leadership, I probably would have thought you were just trying to start a fight. William Wallace, the Scottish military leader depicted in the film had everything a guy could want: charisma, character, convictions, and courage, just to name a few of his qualities that made him a favorite in the 1990’s evangelical male subculture.

I wasn’t necessarily immersed in the teachings of books like Wild at Heart or the more aggressive pastors who relied on military metaphors for their messages, but I had certainly spent enough time in the evangelical subculture to get the message: real men are tough fighters who fight…

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Braveheart, Richard Rohr, and the Future of Evangelical Men

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