One of the least talked about devastations in masculine formation is the boy who was not rescued from the bosom of women and initiated into the world of men. Many fathers fail to initiate their sons into the masculine journey which has very damaging, long-term effects. Preachers and teachers must figure out a way to initiate these men into kingdom mission.
Going to visit stabbing victims is out (though was apparently never in), more community based solutions are in. On top of this, the Mirror reports everyone caught carrying a knife is going to have to do 300 hours community service in bright white jumpsuits on a Friday and a Saturday night. I’m not sure where they evidence their 30 week plan for no social life from, but I’m sure it’ll have a chance to roll out before someone changes their mind.
On Sunday Gene Robinson got heckled during his sermon. Questions over why the vicar of the church he spoke at thought it was a good idea to allow him to speak on unity and not being divisive when he’s appearing in the country to attend a conference he explicitly wasn’t invited to remain.
Alas, not from Sir Alan Sugar, but from Sir Alan Steer, a head teacher about to publish a report on tackling bullying:
Sir Alan [Steer] told the Guardian: “It’s connected to a violent sub-culture. But we bear some responsibility. Sometimes as adults we don’t model the behaviour we would want youngsters to follow. We live in a greedy culture, we are rude to each other in the street. Children follow that.”