Why Christian Men Need Female Superheroes

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It's really important to have role models who look like you. It's perhaps even more important to have role models who don't.

This week, Marvel Studios' highly anticipated Captain Marvel finally hit the box office. It opened to quite a bit of fanfare and a little boohooing from the good people over at Desiring God, a ministry site founded by Pastor John Piper.

Writer Greg Morse dragged Disney and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for daring to consider a female capable—or even worthy—of being a hero on par with her male counterparts. He mourned the fact Disney is trading in its weak and delicate princesses a la Sleeping Beauty for a woman willing to fight alongside her fellow human beings, both male and female, for the greater good.

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