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.
Is muscular Christianity the problem – or the solution?
Are we seeing character flaws in individual men – or does something unhealthy surface when churches place too much emphasis on reaching guys?
Does your pastor fear men?
“I had chosen a career that kept me away from manly things altogether. Eighty percent of my daily interactions were with women—and I liked it that way. In those rare instances when I had to deal with men, there was usually a woman present, which kept me safe.”
How to preach 3 hour sermons (part 2)
What can preachers and teachers borrow from sports and movies to make their sermons more engaging to men? Here are four ideas.
Between Boredom and Blood
Christians live in the tension between these two poles. We long for the freedom and adventure that comes with following the Lion of Judah. Yet we continually try to tame this lion by creating stable, predictable church and devotional lives.
Mark Driscoll’s true god to be revealed
Mark Driscoll has a wonderful opportunity to step away from his high-profile life and complete the journey of submission. Or he can grip the pulpit more tightly, insisting that everything is A-OK.
How to preach 3 hour sermons
Men can sit through a 3-hour football game or a 3-hour epic movie without being bored – so why can’t they sit through a 3-hour sermon? Or a 1-hour sermon? Or even a 30-minute sermon?
I’ve finally found the perfect church
After years of searching I’ve finally found the perfect church. Let me tell you about it.
Thinking outside the church planting box
What if there are millions of men who would become disciples if only we offered them something other than a weekly stage presentation?
Does your church look like a beauty parlor?
Ribbons. Flowers. Quilts. Lace. How has this become the default look for the local church? In what way does this dewy décor reflect our mission? And what does this motif communicate to men?