Owen Strachan, an assistant professor at the undergraduate college of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, says stay-at-home fathers are violating biblical gender roles and calls them “Dad Moms” and “Man Fails.”
Men should earn the family’s keep, he said, under the curse that the book of Genesis says Adam received after sinning — to earn a living by the sweat of his brow. Women, Strachan said, “are called to the high calling of raising families, given that God blesses them with children and making homes, being homemakers.”
Strachan wrote on the subject in the journal of the seminary-affiliated Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Strachan, an assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at Boyce College, debated on the topic in a follow-up broadcast that also featured a stay-at-home dad and blogger.