Patrikos, adjYou may recall that I've written previously on the epidemic of men being raised with weak or absent fathers. One of my friend's central goals for Patrikos is to share information aimed at addressing the West's masculinity crisis.
1. paternal, ancestral, handed down by or received from one’s fathers
Men face down reality and confront it boldly. When greater truth is revealed, men learn from it and pass it on.Blogs geared toward instructing men in the skills and knowledge that their upbringing denied them are currently experiencing a surge in popularity. Some of them focus on mundane tasks that the younger generation of men may not have learned, such as how to change a tire or shave with a straight razor. The worst promote a life of empty hedonism fueled by objectifying and commodifying women.
Patrikos seeks to rise above the crowd by finding ways to fill the intellectual and spiritual void that contemporary culture aggressively strives to impose on young men. I can personally vouch for the blog proprietor's firm foundation is scriptural teaching.
The Epistle (letter) to the Galatians was sent by Paul to correct the church of Galatia, they were being led astray by teachers who were having them jump through the hoops of Mosaic Law instead of living freely through Jesus. One of the many interesting things about the book of Galatians is the contrast between Paul and the false teachers in Galatia. As Paul states in the verse I provided, he himself had been a zealot for the Jewish law and traditions as a younger man. He is also sure to point out elsewhere that he himself was a notorious and violent persecuter of the church, until his conversion.
It must be said that Paul’s father instructed him as well as he could, he was about as devout as a Jew could be, or can be for that matter.
All of this to say what? Paul was the man he was raised to be, but when given new information he became the man he was supposed to be. While others, with perhaps only a superficial understanding, attempted to converge the education of their youth with the adult truth.Read the rest of his excellent exegesis here.
Let's welcome Patrikos to the wild, wonderful Thunderdome that is the mid-culture war internet. I'm confident that with our prayers and readership, he can make a positive impact.
P.S. If you don't care about politics and could use a break from the culture wars, I wrote two SFF books that have nothing even remotely like current politics in them.