Evangelical blogger Matthew Hall points out the latest example of protective patriarchy, from an Associated Press release: a man who killed, with his bare hands, a five-point whitetail buck in his daughter’s bedroom. This was not some freak hunting experience. The deer crashed through the window, leaving confusion and wreckage in its wake.
I don’t know anything about this father’s spiritual state. But there is something to be said about a man who will protect his daughter to the point of tackling a deer for forty minutes with his bare hands, and prevailing. Like the Father, we want everyone to be a Christian. But, right now, if he’s not already, I really want this man with us in the Kingdom struggle.