This little exercise illuminates one of the great challenges we face in reaching men with the Gospel – the widespread perception that Christ’s values closely resemble women’s values.
Men are deeply offended by: 1) incompetence, 2) disorder and 3) inconsistency within their beloved institutions. They long for a fair, impartial judge who will set injustice right.
This week’s blog post is a brief video starring ten heads of garlic. I use them to illustrate Americans’ churchgoing habits, and why we must think outside the church-planting box if we’re going to reach and disciple the unchurched.
I’ve compiled a list of seven quick articles that will inspire and challenge you as we Americans return to our two largest educational institutions – the local school and the local church.
Why would we downplay the Bible’s teachings on sex when a rising tide of secular voices is beginning to join us?
As a layperson you may not realize how much “helpful advice” pastors get. The sheer volume of suggestions, criticism and second-guessing wears pastors down.
Say what? We will do greater things than Jesus? Yes we can. In fact, we already do.
You know the guy. He sits about three rows back from the stage. The moment the music starts to play he’s out of his seat, hands waving in the air, head swept back, swaying to the music in rapturous praise. I call him “Mr. First-On-His-Feet.”
It’s ridiculous to expect men to make disciples without training, equipping and support. Yet this is exactly what many preachers and men’s ministers tell their men to do.
Film is the new campfire. It’s the shared culture of young men. And it’s still one of the most powerful pathways into a man’s heart. Men who may be afraid of the Bible are perfectly comfortable discovering truth from the movies they already know.