Decorate your church with men in mind

Stag

The typical church is decorated grandma-style: Quilted banners and silk flower arrangements adorn church lobbies. More quilts, banners, and ribbons cover the sanctuary walls, complemented with fresh flowers on the altar, a lace doily on the Communion table, and boxes of Kleenex under every pew. Hallways are covered with handmade signs, photo collages, or school-type bulletin boards that suggest a kindergarten classroom. [Read more...]

Has this book changed your church/ministry?

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Have you read “Why Men Hate Going to Church”? Has it borne fruit in your church and ministry? If so, tell me about it. [Read more...]

Why churches are stage-driven

Stage Driven

Most churches program a series of low-risk, stage-driven activities such as worship services, classes and seminars. These allow people to learn about their faith without actually practicing it. [Read more...]

Is self-esteem wrecking church attendance?

Self Esteem Man

A generation bathed in self-esteem is having a hard time integrating into institutional Christianity. [Read more...]

Preaching to fill time

Clock

Many a time I’ve heard a pastor make a powerful, life-changing point. I’ve thought to myself, “That’s it! He’s done. I’m ready to respond.” Yet he continues to speak. A sacred moment is lost. [Read more...]

The altar girl controversy

Cassock

Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco recently pulled the plug on its 20-year-long experiment with altar girls. The media saw this as a simple case of discrimination. But there’s more to the story… [Read more...]

Will individualism kill corporate worship?

Mr. First-on-his-feet

If we come together to do our own thing, why even come together? [Read more...]


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