Tuesday, February 6, 2007

"From girly-worship to macho-worship"

The problem is real, but the solution described the Times article is absurd [or worse]. One of the leaders at the conference actually says "Thank you, Lord, for our testosterone!" From Cranach:
...[A] new discontent is growing within contemporary Christianity: Churches are too feminized. All of those touchy-feely Bible studies, the sentimental emotional mush of the sermons, the romantic ballads to Jesus - these make men squirm. In fact, 60% of the adults in church on a given Sunday are women, and more and more men are staying home. The Los Angeles Times has an article about a group called GodMen that is trying to bring testosterone back into Christianity:
Hold hands with strangers? Sing love songs to Jesus? No wonder pews across America hold far more women than men, [leader Brad] Stine says. Factor in the pressure to be a "Christian nice guy" - no cussing, no confrontation, in tune with the wife's emotions - and it's amazing men keep the faith at all. ....
Good points, but the solutions described here are ridiculous, going to the other extreme of having a macho-church service, with cussing, violent movie clips, and attempting to create the atmosphere of a tailgate party.

Try TRADITIONAL WORSHIP. Especially liturgical worship. It works for both men and women. And the focus is on the true God-Man, not you in all of your pathetic gender confusions.
Source: From girly-worship to macho-worship

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:04 AM

    I now know what anti-Christian bigotry looks like and the ability of the media to pick apart one element from an interview or line from a show and place it out of context. I would treasure an inquiry from a reader or viewer stating their desire for clarity or just giving us the benefit of the doubt. Our organization's goal is to train men of faith how to be courageous MEN. Anything less is an insult to the power residing inside us through the Holy Spirit. We are not interested in the naysayers as we have seen first hand how lives have been changed. In preparation for the next event we are changing some things from the first conference that we learned were unnecessary. We are adding things we think were missing as well as clarifying concepts that may have been misconstrued. But we apologize for nothing. We are in a race, but it's not a sprint - it's a marathon. We are diligently seeking fellow travelers to assist us as we cannot do this alone. Any takers?
    Brad Stine for GodMen


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