How to not be a hypocrite in 2015
As we enter 2015, I’d like to suggest a simple, 100% effective way to avoid becoming a hypocrite.
Why we blame institutions (including church) for everything
In the past fifty years our collective understanding of liability has changed radically. We used to blame individuals when things went bad – now we blame institutions. And that has serious implications for the church – because, whether we like it or not, the church is one of Western civilization’s bedrock institutions.
Archery-based church targets men
What happens when you put an archery range inside an abandoned grocery store and call it a church?
Stop telling me to fall in love with Jesus
When I think of my faith, I do not see it as a love affair. I don’t envision myself sitting across a table in a candlelit restaurant, staring into Jesus’ eyes, casually flirting with him. I don’t picture myself walking hand-in-hand on a beach, opening a love note from Jesus, or climbing into bed next to him.
Secularists doing the crazy stuff Christians used to do
Christians used to do some pretty crazy stuff. But in the past few years I’ve noticed the tables turning — secularists are now doing the nutty things religious zealots used to do.
Thanksgiving vs. the outrage machine
The media is becoming one giant, seething outrage machine. It’s making it harder for us to be thankful for all we’ve been given.
Black Friday special: free DVDs until Thanksgiving
This DVD has been used by thousands of church leaders around the world. It’s a wake up call that helps congregations realize why it’s so important to reach more men and boys.
How men became scary
There was a time when it was considered normal for men to interact with children they did not know in public settings. Today we’d see such a man as a potential pedophile or pervert. How did men become scary?
Marriage will be ruled unconstitutional
There’s a growing movement in our country to scrap marriage altogether, or to privatize the institution – allowing couples to draft legal contracts that specify the terms of their unions. How will the church and its men respond?
Why holiday services bore men to death
The typical Christmas/Easter/Mother’s Day lineup all but guarantees that men will find nothing compelling during their visit to church. Holiday worship services reinforce the male belief that Christianity is for women and children.