The Salvation Army’s man problem

Salvation Army Officers

Did you realize the Salvation Army is a church? It’s a denomination, just like Baptist or Methodist or Presbyterian. Salvationists hold weekly worship services. They have singing. Sermons. Socializing. But what they don’t have is many men. [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...]

Stop telling me to fall in love with Jesus

InLovesquare

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...]

We need a national conversation on spanking

ANGRY BOY

Some 90% of parents spank their kids – yet they are given absolutely no instruction on what constitutes a healthy spanking, because the experts tell us there’s no such thing. [Read more...]

Is muscular Christianity the problem – or the solution?

Strong Guy

Are we seeing character flaws in individual men – or does something unhealthy surface when churches place too much emphasis on reaching guys? [Read more...]

Does your pastor fear men?

Pastor Hiding

“I had chosen a career that kept me away from manly things altogether. Eighty percent of my daily interactions were with women—and I liked it that way. In those rare instances when I had to deal with men, there was usually a woman present, which kept me safe.” [Read more...]

How Christian radio poisons boys’ faith

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As radio stations pursue middle age female listeners, they unwittingly set up young men to abandon the faith. [Read more...]


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