Certain churches are hug-rich environments. It’s one thing for very close friends to embrace, but in some congregations it’s customary for relative strangers to enfold. I once attended a church with an older gentleman who was a serial hugger. If he made eye contact, you were finished. He’d make a beeline for you, wrapping you…
I’m releasing two new books in the next 18 months. One is a new version of an old favorite; the other breaks new ground.
Even a tradition-bound organization like the Catholic church is coming to realize the importance of masculine context when reaching out to men.
Pastors press us to practice spiritual disciplines. But the four most commonly preached disciplines have a dark side.
Many of society’s most prominent Christian men don’t go to church at all. Sixty percent have low levels of commitment to their denominations and congregations.
In September 2011 I released a revised version of my first book, Why Men Hate Going to Church. I boiled down some of the book’s main recommendations into a checklist. FIFTY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR CHURCH MORE APPEALING TO MEN: Front door experience: Maintain your buildings and grounds Put men in the parking lot to…
Christian men are often slammed for getting excited about sports, but not about church. Is it fair to blame men?
Why do worship leaders choose such girly songs, filled with romantic imagery, even when they perform at men’s events? Well, now they don’t have to.
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.