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December 26, 2006

It's Not Meant to be a Rocky Movie, Doug

Doug Giles, homeschool dad,* likes to verbally beat** his chest when he writes about the excess of estrogen in American churches. His arguments are not unlike those of gender-equity education reformers who think that more male teachers and more kickball games will raise the testosterone levels in schools and cause fewer boys to drop-out.

Well, maybe. But I don't think it boils down to a Me, Tarzan vs. You, Jane confrontation. Rather, it's that the suburbanization and mallization of churches have turned an experience that requires humility, like worship does, into a Big Box Moment in a Planned Community near the Metroplex Cinema. Hence, the scramble by stakeholders to ensure that 'the box' represent a particular demographic group's sensibilites can get pretty silly.

**Coarse jesting alert.

*At least as of this smokin' column's writing, he was a home educator.