The International Council for Gender Studies (ICGS) was founded in 1991 by evangelical Christians in America and Europe who are committed to speaking the historic Christian faith to Christians in the Twenty-first Century. We think that non-biblical tenets of religious feminists within the professing modern Church are not only corrosive to society at large, but also pose a threat to the spiritual vitality and integrity of the Church. Persuaded that God has spoken through the Prophets and Apostles in the Bible concerning human sexuality, the original founders and supporters of ICGS joined together to call Christians to reaffirm and to live anew the whole counsel of God as He has spoken concerning gender issues.

ICGS researches, writes, and distributes curricula designed for use in churches, home Bible studies, and the mission field.  To review the curricula currently available, please visit our catalog.

William Mouser is a pastor, author, and the Director of ICGS.  He is the author of Five Aspects of Man: A Biblical Theology of Masculinity, and two books on the Proverbs.  He received a BA in philosophy from Texas Tech University in 1972, and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1978, majoring in Old Testament and Hebrew.  He has served as a pastor in Texas, California, and Vienna, Austria. He currently serves as Vicar of St. Athanasius Anglican Church in Waxahachie, Texas

Barbara Mouser received a BA from Texas Tech University in 1973; and the MABS degree from Dallas Seminary in 1984.  She has served as a teacher to children and to women for over 40 years.  She is the author of Five Aspects of Woman: A Biblical Theology of Femininity, and several additional curricula distributed by ICGS.

The Mousers have four daughters and reside in Waxahachie, Texas, south of Dallas.

For further information about ICGS and its doctrinal standards, please consult the following links: (which may not be active during the time that ICGS’ old website pages are migrating to this web site):

ICGS’ Doctrinal Standards

The Danvers Statement

Religious Feminism, Complementarianism, and Patriarchy: Surveying the Gender Landscape at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (a white paper now being developed)

Breaking News

The first two white papers to move from our old web site to this one is now online: Crosstypes and Is God Masculine?

As additional white papers are posted to the archive of white papers, we will post a notice in this space.

Blog Updates

Bill's blog Faith and Gender is now partially migrated from the servers of ICGS' old web site to this one. The comments are now visible! When we get a few more tweaks and tests done, the category tags will show up again.

Access Bill's blog by clicking here or via a link at the Blogs page (available on the navigation bar at the top of all pages).

 

Duly Noted

Link to archives

A Bridge Too Far — When Masculinity Mattered at the Movies

Brad schaeffer's essay at Big Hollywood looks at the masculinity portrayed in the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far, noting the sea change in the kind of men one finds in film 40 years ago compared to the male "heros" of today: "the pasty-faced overly-sensitive coastal metrosexual vampire ('Twilight') or the buff but caricatured superhero ('The Green Lantern'). Read all of Schaeffer's essay here.

Schaeffer concludes his essay with this observation:

My son, not yet 10, loves this movie [A Bridge Too Far]. My theory is that when he sees how these soldiers comport themselves with stoic valor that belies their genuine fears it taps into his still developing innate manhood; something primordial in him triggers a connection with alpha males like Col. Frost, the taciturn Gel. Gavin (O’Neal) the rock steady British Genl. Roy Urquhart (Connery), the no-nonsense cigar-chomping Col. Stout (Gould) and the cool and collected Sgt. Dohun (Caan) – who risks court-martial to honor a promise to keep his severely wounded lieutenant alive.

 

 

 

 

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