Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 8:00am

While there are plenty of books by men, for men, on the topic of “Christian masculinity,” these books generally fail to address men’s propensities for violence and the traditional inequity between men and women, often endorsing inequity and sanctioning aggressive behavior as an appropriate “manly” response to conflict. Peaceful at Heart cuts through this conversation by offering a uniquely Anabaptist Christian perspective on masculinity.

Join this discussion on what the Anabaptist perspective of masculinity is, using "Peaceful at Heart: Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity," a book edited by Don Neufeld and Steve Thomas. This is a 4-week book club for men who are interested in talking about matters of Anabaptist perspectives of faith and seeking healthy expressions of masculinity.

Study dates and times:

Jun 3, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am

Jun 10, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am

Jun 17, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am

Jun 24, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am

Outline of the study:

Week 1: Context

Theme:

Masculinity as a work in progress, what are participants needs? Desires? Interests? Hesitancies?

Readings

Introduction & Chapter 1

Week 2: Perspectives

Theme

Masculinity as a question. How do we see ourselves? What are our icon’s etc.?

Readings

Chapter 2 & one other chapter in Part 2

Week 3: Theology

Theme

Week 3, What are we called to do?

Readings

Chapter 9 & one other chapter in Part 3

Week 4: Practices

Theme

Where do we go from here?

Readings

Chapter 14 & one other chapter in Part 4 or the Afterward

Register here.Please note: There is a limited capacity for this study. Register early to reserve your spot and to ensure enough time for delivery of the book.

The book is available on Amazon Kindle here and from Common Word here.