Black church triples in size by focusing on men
In the past five years the church has exploded. Instead of five reliable men, Kirkland now has about 50. Overall attendance has more than tripled – from a low of 50 to an average of 175 on a given weekend. Giving is up. Mission work is up. The church is growing so rapidly there are plans to expand the facility.
Why young Christian men choose radical Islam
There’s been much hand-wringing over ISIS’s success in recruiting young men from the West to join their holy war. Why would these men exchange safe, comfortable lives to fight for a bloody death cult? And why did these men abandon Christianity in the first place?
How to get religion out of politics
There are only three ways to truly insulate the government from religious influence, short of making religion illegal.
Before he was nailed he was screwed
Even before the nails pierced Jesus’ hands and feet, Christ faced a cascade of betrayals. Pardon my blunt language: before he was nailed he was screwed.
Pastors, you should mention ISIS this Sunday
You have an opportunity to use this tragic tale to stir the hearts of your men.
Archery-based church targets men
What happens when you put an archery range inside an abandoned grocery store and call it a church?
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.
Men, church and the NFL’s “Fail Mary” moment
The replacement refs infuriated men with their inconsistent play calling. The same dynamic sours men on the local church.
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.