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.
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.
In all of human history, no religion has prospered without the robust participation and leadership of men. The religion that wins men, wins.
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.