don miller on real masculinity: tony dungy

Don Miller. (Photo credit: Jeremy Cowart on CNN.com)

Don Miller. (Photo credit: Jeremy Cowart on CNN.com)

I like Don Miller. Always have. I’ve read all his books, and I like his conversant style.

So when Don Miller weighed in to the recent “real masculinity” debate (background: here and here and here), he did so with his typical class and style.

Yesterday, I held up Michael Irvin as an example of a Christian advocate in the battle against homophobia. Today, Mr. Miller holds up perhaps the preeminent example of masculinity, leadership, class, and style in the NFL, former Colts Head coach Tony Dungy.

Miller kept it short and simple, without naming names:

In an age where a few celebrity pastors are projecting an immature masculine image, a guy like Tony Dungy reminds us of what a good man looks like. He looks like a sober, mature, thoughtful, strong, disciplined person who brings peace into chaos. It would be easy for some of us guys to get led astray by false teachers who use shame, guilt and ridicule to make themselves feel more manly, but these guys are just covering up their own insecurities. Here’s Coach Dungy talking like a man.

Well said sir, well said. To watch the Dungy video and hear what Coach Dungy had to say, click here.

 


P.S.: Scholars should also take note of Mr. Miller’s approach to blogging: “Before it becomes a book, it all gets tested here. Forgive the rough patches. Here is the writing in process.” Blogs are the new best places to get free, instant peer-review feedback from a diversity of opinions.

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4 Responses

  1. I get Tony Dungy and Mike Gundy confused sometimes, so I thought you were going to talk about this (especially around the 2:20 mark): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoMmbUmKN0E

  2. When it comes to gays, Dungy might be closer to Driscoll than Irvin.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/4502-tony-dungy-on-homosexuality-bigotry-is-bigotry

  3. perhaps, but i’ve never seen mr. dungy inciting his fans to name names and mock them…

  4. Dr. Cargill:
    You’ve got to get a larger base like a radio or TV show. I love your web page articles. Along with Democracy Now I see your site as a rock of solid thinking (mixed with humor) and reasoning. Why is it the but heads like Limbaugh and Stern can have radio shows but not “squared away troops” like you and Miller. Or am I missing something…like you already have show?

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