Studies have shown a clear statistical link between church growth and the enthusiastic participation of laymen. The more men a church has, the more likely it is to be growing.
When it comes to reaching men, Christmas Eve services are the Super Bowl of the church calendar. Congregations have an opportunity to impact these men if they plan their services accordingly.
Why would these mostly-male nonbelievers participate in an institution based on a fairy tale? Their reasoning sheds light on why the local church has such a weak hold on churchgoing men.
He got up from his chair, shrugged his shoulders and said, “I can’t become a Christian. I kill people for a living.”
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I’m taking some heat for blaming the gender gap primarily on the church experience, rather than on the sinfulness of men themselves.
The perpetrators of these evil acts have not just damaged the lives of their victims – they have cast a dark shadow of suspicion over men who want to spend time with boys.
The previous edition focused on the problem – but the new WHY MEN HATE GOING TO CHURCH is all about solutions.
A surprising report from Barna Research shows that U.S. women are quickly becoming as irreligious as men. The report, and the accompanying blog entry from Mr. Barna, reveal that in the last 20 years, women’s religiosity declined by at least 10% on 4 out of 14 measures. By contrast, men’s religiosity slipped by 10% on…
In all of human history, no religion has prospered without the robust participation and leadership of men. The religion that wins men, wins.