Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Why Men Hate the Church

I just finished reading the book Why Men Hate the Church, by David Murrow. His basic argument is that men hate the church because the church is feminine. Men he states feel that by attending church they will become less masculine. His solution is to make the church more masculine. David says we can do this in a few ways. First is to offer challenge. David states that the church is big into comfort. Men do not want comfort they want challenge. Second men need a man that they can follow. They need examples. And they need to become examples to other men (specifically to younger men). Third men need a band of brothers. They need a group of men who will hold them accountable and push them to be better.
David states that as a church we are losing the men.
What do you think? Have you read the book?
Even if you haven't read the book what do you think? Do you think that the church is more feminine than masculine? Do you think that as a church we need to challenge more?
Are we losing the men?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i don't know much about the whole men thing but I do believe that the church needs to be challenged more? how else will the members grow into maturity? But on the other side, maybe we should ask the question do the members of the church want to grow and mature? Are they willing to work for it? One does not simply become mature over night. Also is the church responsible for that or is it the individual? Perhapes a mix of both? What do you think?