Ninety percent of these studies found that more religiosity resulted in less crime. Only 2% found that religion produced more crime.
Fathers often choose youth sports over church for a reason most Christians would applaud – they want to spend time with their families. Can we blame them?
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.
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.
It comes down to this: If you plant corn you’ll raise corn. If you plant beans you’ll raise beans. And if you plant a worship service, you’ll raise worshippers.