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...]

The altar girl controversy

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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...]

Why men don’t read the Bible

Bible Reading

Polls indicate a high level of respect for and belief in the Bible – yet few people actually read it. Why is this? And by extension, why is it so hard to get Christian men to read their Bibles (or a Christian book)? [Read more...]

How to not be a hypocrite in 2015

Hypocrite

As we enter 2015, I’d like to suggest a simple, 100% effective way to avoid becoming a hypocrite. [Read more...]

Why we blame institutions (including church) for everything

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In the past fifty years our collective understanding of liability has changed radically. We used to blame individuals when things went bad – now we blame institutions. And that has serious implications for the church – because, whether we like it or not, the church is one of Western civilization’s bedrock institutions. [Read more...]

Archery-based church targets men

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What happens when you put an archery range inside an abandoned grocery store and call it a church? [Read more...]

Stop telling me to fall in love with Jesus

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When I think of my faith, I do not see it as a love affair. I don’t envision myself sitting across a table in a candlelit restaurant, staring into Jesus’ eyes, casually flirting with him. I don’t picture myself walking hand-in-hand on a beach, opening a love note from Jesus, or climbing into bed next to him. [Read more...]


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