Tag: gender

On who needs men and why.

This morning I was sent an article from The New York Times’ opinion pages entitled “Men, Who Needs Them?” You might think the title is a hook, but no. It’s more of a rhetorical question, because according to the author, Greg Hampikian, the answer is, “Increasingly, no one.” As in, men are unnecessary to humanity. Reasons? …

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On genderedness of God

I recently realized that, when we make it a point to note God’s unfathomability and universality, we tend to speak of God as “genderless.” I’ve touched on this in an earlier post on personal pronouns. We do this – speak of God as genderless – in conversations that emphasize the equality of men and women; …

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On God, us, and personal pronouns

The natural flow of most of our languages—in this case, English—demands that a noun be assigned an appropriate pronoun. But here lies the problem. No noun, no subject is more impossible to define yet more demanding of precision than God. What do we call God?

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