Black church triples in size by focusing on men

By David Murrow on June 18, 2015

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.

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Why young Christian men choose radical Islam

By David Murrow on June 12, 2015

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?

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How to get religion out of politics

By David Murrow on April 7, 2015

There are only three ways to truly insulate the government from religious influence, short of making religion illegal.

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Before he was nailed he was screwed

By David Murrow on March 30, 2015

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.

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Pastors, you should mention ISIS this Sunday

By David Murrow on February 19, 2015

You have an opportunity to use this tragic tale to stir the hearts of your men.

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Archery-based church targets men

By David Murrow on December 16, 2014

What happens when you put an archery range inside an abandoned grocery store and call it a church?

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Secularists doing the crazy stuff Christians used to do

By David Murrow on December 3, 2014

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.

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Thanksgiving vs. the outrage machine

By David Murrow on November 26, 2014

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.

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Men, church and the NFL’s “Fail Mary” moment

By David Murrow on September 4, 2014

The replacement refs infuriated men with their inconsistent play calling. The same dynamic sours men on the local church.

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Between Boredom and Blood

By David Murrow on August 19, 2014

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.

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