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.
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.
Why have most civilizations been hostile toward homosexuality? Why does the Bible call it “an abomination?” Why is the modern world suddenly accepting this long forbidden practice? And what impact will this have on the church and its men?
I am no different than Adam Lanza or King Herod. I am man – capable of immense evil. Yet I’m a beloved man – and a forgiven man. This has made all the difference in my life.
God is at work at City Place Cigar in Lynchburg, VA. Here’s a letter from Bob Miller, the proprietor.
It’s thrilling to see a man’s face light up when he sees an actual map of his spiritual life for the very first time.
The fact is modern society doesn’t need as many courageous men as it once did. And it no longer rewards men for acting like men.
Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. The capital of MMA is Las Vegas, where Joshua Boyd has founded Fight Church, an outreach community to fighters and their loved ones.
There’s a deeper reason men of this generation are so strongly drawn to superheroes. Every man longs to be a hero himself – but today’s society offers men very few opportunities for heroic behavior. And unfortunately the church is one of the places men feel particularly un-heroic.
Two religions that put special emphasis on men are America’s fastest growing, according to a study released this week.