Church For Men: Why Men Aren’t Stepping Up

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[display_podcast]I attend a lot of men’s conferences. And the constant theme of these events is a call on men to live sacrificial lives. To step up and serve…to be heroes…to lay down their lives for their families, for their communities and for their churches.You hear the same call issued from pulpits. Preachers ask, “Why don’t we have more courageous men?”The fact is modern society doesn’t need as many courageous men as it once did. And it no longer rewards men for acting like men. T … [Read more...]

Church For Men: Is “Father Love” Welcome in Church?

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[display_podcast]Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle and founder of the Acts 29 church-planting network, has endured withering criticism from both conservatives and liberals, Christians and non-Christians, even as his church has become one of the largest and most influential in the nation.Mars Hill has been compared to a cult. Left wing outlets such as Slate and Huffington Post have been scathing in their critiques. There’s an entire web site devoted to Driscoll’s downfal … [Read more...]

Church for Men: Does A Lack Of Men Lead To Liberalism? (part 2)

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[display_podcast]Previously, I pointed out that as women have taken leadership positions in many of our mainline churches, men have silently removed themselves from the picture.  Interestingly enough, this has brought about a gradual move by many churches to liberalism – largely due to fundamental differences in the way men and women see the world.Men tend to prioritize rules first.Women tend to prioritize relationships first.We see these tendencies from the school playground to t … [Read more...]

Church for Men: Does A Lack Of Men Lead To Liberalism?

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[display_podcast] In the past five years, several mainline denominations have moved to the left – especially in regards to relationships, homosexuality and gender identity.  In 2009, the evangelical Lutheran church in America allowed same-sex marriages.  Last summer, The Presbyterian Church (USA) came within a handful of votes of soing the same, but backed away from the cliff at the last moment. Meanwhile, the Episcopalians went completely over the edge at their 2012 gathering. They authorized a … [Read more...]


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