Has the church’s “rise of women” turned men into boys, spiritually speaking?
Today’s apathetic Christians may be less invested in their local church – but they’re also demanding less from it. Their expectations are becoming more realistic – especially when it comes to their pastors’ time. And this may, in a roundabout way, help pastors reach more men.
It happened again yesterday. I attended one of those hip, contemporary churches — and almost no one sang. Worshippers stood obediently as the band rocked out, the smoke machine belched and lights flashed. Lyrics were projected on the screen, but almost no one sang them. A few women were trying, but I saw only one…
How can a church that averages 350 men, women and children on a typical Sunday, attract more than 400 guys to a first-time men’s event?