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

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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...]

Thanksgiving vs. the outrage machine

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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. [Read more...]

How men became scary

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There was a time when it was considered normal for men to interact with children they did not know in public settings. Today we’d see such a man as a potential pedophile or pervert. How did men become scary? [Read more...]

The #1 question facing men’s ministry

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What is the purpose of men’s ministry – to focus men on new battles, or to help men win the battles they already face? [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...]


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