Thursday, February 18, 2016
A Christian Response to MGTOW
Last night in our midweek meeting I did a short study in our current series on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood titled "A Christian Response to MGTOW" [listen to the audio here]. This message follows up a previous one in the series on "A Christian Response to Feminism" [see this post].
In the opening I attempted to answer, "What is MGTOW?" Here are the first few paragraphs:
The acronym MGTOW stands for “Men Going Their Own Way.”
It is a loose way of speaking about a small but emerging group of men in Western society who are increasingly choosing to live without women in their lives and, for some, with as little contact with anyone else, men or women, as possible.
MGTOW can in some ways be described as part of the modern Men’s Movement, a reaction against the rise of feminism and which some believe has led to reactionary and unjust discrimination against men and masculinity.
The MGTOW movement largely exists as a cyber or virtual community. Those who are part of the movement communicate with each other via social media, in various forums which some have dubbed the “manosphere.”
The movement is, by nature, hard to define and there are men who would identify with the movement at various levels.
I have also posted to sermonaudio.com the pdf of my full notes for this message [find the pdf here].