Monday, January 22, 2018

Divine Callings: New Book by AMSA Board Member Richard Pitt

February 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Current Men's Studies News

AMSA Board Member and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, Richard N. Pitt in a new book, Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentacostalism, draws on over 100 in-depth interviews with Black Pentecostal ministers in the Church of God in Christ—both those ordained and licensed and those aspiring—to examine how these […]

Churches promote new images of masculinity to stop violence against women

December 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Current Men's Studies News

Geneva, Switzerland: November 24, 2010, (PCTV Newsdesk). Christians involved in church-based gender justice movements say that men must develop a sense of positive masculinity in order to counter increasing levels of violence by men against women. Citing reports by the United Nations and human rights groups that the extent and type of violent attacks on […]

AMSA Board Member Richard Pitt: “What Attracts Hypocrites to Religious Leadership?”

November 22, 2010 by  
Filed under AMSA Voices and Opinion

The jury is still out on Bishop Eddie Long, who is facing charges of sexual coercion from four men. And as time passes for the religious leader, accusations continue to mount. Besides the sensational value of the scandal, the Eddie Long issue has put some of the most serious questions about organized religion on the […]

Macho Ministry Tries to Prove Jesus Was a Cage Fighter

May 19, 2010 by  
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Luis Amate Perez writes at Religion Dispatches magazine about Jason David Frank, an ex Power Ranger who has become a fighter-entrepreneur for Jesus with his Mixed Martial Arts clothing line for the Christian Fighter/MMA enthusiast called “Jesus Didn’t Tap.” An excerpt: “…Eugene Cho, a Christian who was interviewed for the Schneiderman article, writes “What I […]