There are four thousand new “church plants” in the U.S. each year. And they’re all the same.
What if Jesus applied for a job at your church?
It’s not in the Bible. The phrase was never seen in literature until 1881, and was not widely spoken in churches until men began departing in the early 1970s.
If you want to become a big shot in church, you must be a talker.
Is your church becoming more or less man-friendly? I want to hear from you!
Many of today’s Christians believe in a God who indulges them. A God who winks when they’re disobedient. A God who lets them do as they please. A God who looks down from heaven – and chuckles.
Every time Patrick opens up and shares his true feelings and emotions, there’s a man who tells him to stop. Or he pays a penalty for opening up. Patrick gets the message: to be a man is to deny your true feelings.
I am curious as to why our world became so informal so fast. Why, even in my lifetime I’ve seen people stop dressing for all but the most formal occasions. Why so many aspects of politeness have gone by the wayside. Why expediency almost always trumps “doing the right thing.”
Slacking isn’t laziness. I define it as “failing to engage with the institutions that have defined and governed society.” Today’s young adults are increasingly rejecting the societal norms that have defined adulthood since the dawn of the republic.
We tend to see the “sexual revolution” as something new. It is not. We are merely reverting to the loose and varied sexual practices that prevailed for millennia in preliterate societies. Sexually speaking, we are returning to the stone age.