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?
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…
There is one major denomination in the world that welcomes equal numbers of men and women each week. This church does nothing to be hip, cool or relevant, yet men comprise at least 50 percent of its worshippers in the U.S. – and around the world.
“While the congregation is left in the dark under dim lights, stage lights place the focus on the gifted worship leader — who has in-ear monitors and who sings songs in a key that best fits him or her. The worship leader can’t hear the congregation or see the congregation and they don’t even know that the congregation is not even singing…”
David Murrow has just released a brand new DVD to accompany his bestselling book, Why Men Hate Going to Church.
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As I travel the country, nothing I say creates more controversy than this: men would benefit from shorter, simpler sermons. In my Go for the Guys Sunday Action Plan, I advocate a one-point sermon, ten minutes in length, built around an object lesson.
Other punishments have not deterred tardiness, double parking and littering among officers, but acting chief Pongpat Chayaphan believes the armbands will do the trick. “After this policy came out, the police are scared,” he said. “It will be very embarrassing to walk around with Hello Kitty on your arm.”
What’s so bad about a pink armband? This seemingly benign corrective strikes a double-whammy at the heart of manhood. Every man fears being perceived as feminine (pink) and childish (hello Kitty).
Sadly, churchgoing has become a pink armband for many men. It’s a sign of weakness, childishness and femininity.