Using cinema to open men’s hearts

Film is the new campfire. It’s the shared culture of young men. And it’s still one of the most powerful pathways into a man’s heart. Men who may be afraid of the Bible are perfectly comfortable discovering truth from the movies they already know. [Read more...]

What church will be like in 50 years (part 2 of 2)

These changes may sound horrifying to you, but in 50 years they will be the norm. And they will bring many advantages, particularly when it comes to engaging men. [Read more...]

What church will be like in 50 years (part 1 of 2)

In the same way WalMart took over the mom-and-pop store, a handful of megachurches will absorb thousands of other congregations – including other megachurches. They’ll do it by planting satellite campuses in thousands of cities and towns in America, delivering their teaching and music via video. [Read more...]

Is father love welcome in the church?

Father love is like a vaccination: it causes momentary pain, but promotes long-term health. We hate to be on the receiving end of a needle, but we are better for it. [Read more...]

Why we call it “a personal relationship with Jesus”

Despite its extrabiblical roots, “personal relationship with Jesus Christ” has become the number one term Evangelicals use to describe the Christian walk. Why? Because it frames the gospel in terms of a woman’s deepest desire—a personal relationship with a man who loves her unconditionally. [Read more...]

Can a man love God but hate churchgoing?

More than half of the committed Christian men I talk to, when asked, will tell me they do not like going to church. [Read more...]

What if Jesus applied for a job at your church?

“I’m sorry Mr. Nazareth, but I’m having a hard time seeing where that kind of ministry fits into our church’s strategic plan.” [Read more...]

Mormons, Muslims, men and church

Two religions that put special emphasis on men are America’s fastest growing, according to a recent study. Mormons and Muslims are adding the most members, while mainline Protestants and Catholics continue to shed followers. “The number of Muslim adherents rose to 2.6 million in 2010 from 1 million in 2000, fueled by immigration and conversions,” [Read More...]