Friday I introduced a novel idea of writing a book together. There has been good response and I thank you all for your interest and your ideas. The Book Project is developing and new information will be released soon. There are a lot of details to work out. When details are posted, they will be on the blog, and continually updated under the Menu heading Book Project.
Today I found my blog mentioned in a discussion of why men don’t go to church. Someone had read “Why Men Don’t go to Church – The Testosterone Church” and brought that into the discussion, along with your comments.
Many people want to know why men don’t go to church so that topic is very popular. In fact, when I check the stats on my blog, I find that is the most common thing typed into the search engines. Something has to be driving this interest. Have we suddenly just woke up one morning and discovered that our churches have more women than men in them? I don’t think so. I think that this topic is a backlash against women seeking equality.
Last week, an 85 year old man asked me where had the Manly Men gone. I have been talking with this man for 5 years, and his favorite subject is that the women are running the church, but he had never said the words “Manly Men” before. So something has happened to cause him to use these words. Perhaps there is some influence from his family who attend another church locally. Whatever it is, Manly Men has caught on. He got those words from somewhere, and it was not from me.
It is red herring. It is just one more thing thrown at women. The inference is that women are responsible for men not going to church because we have feminized their church.
I’ve said it before, and I repeat it. It is a wonder that women go to church at all. We hear from everybody that we are taking over the church, and that the church is becoming feminized. As a woman, I find those words to be very unwelcoming. Should anybody be surprised if women quit going to church and let the Manly Men retake their position in church?
I love going to church and worshipping. I want everybody to go to church. What I don’t want, is to be thought of as a hindrance to men attending church.
But then, what women think is not really a great concern for our church leaders.