It’s no coincidence that the mainline churches lost their men and their theological moorings at the same time.
Just because the words come out of a preacher’s mouth doesn’t mean that his flock is learning.
Church used to be the place that saved your soul; today it’s the place that saves your messed up family.
The “core product” we’ve offered for centuries is falling out of favor with Americans. So we’re rolling out a new one. Unfortunately, this new core product is much more compelling to women than it is to men.
In church we often force men to become physically close and touch each other. Many of these rituals are uncomfortable, unbiblical and frankly, unnecessary.
What the world’s largest automaker can teach the church about reaching men
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.
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.
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…