Calling Real Men

Are God’s Warriors and Wild Men?

Doug Giles

Have you ever asked yourself, “Self, why do churches today look more like
the lingerie department at Wal-Mart, than a battalion of men poised to plunder the
powers of darkness?” Why do men avoid going to church, and what can be done about
it? Certainly, the lack of men in church is not at all difficult to see. Just open your eyes any Sunday morning and go to church. Then, count the number of ladies in the pews, and the number of men. The result: you’re slapped in the face with the low grade gin-like reality that men are avoiding church like a psycho avoids reality.

I don’t know about hiring “a pastor who throws off a good John Wayne vibe”, but “Bishop” Gene Robinson certainly isn’t
the answer. BTW, this isn’t a new problem. G.K. Chesterton talked about it.

“…certain phrases in the Epistles or the marriage service, were said by the
anti-Christians to show contempt for woman’s intellect. But I found that the anti-Christians
themselves had a contempt for woman’s intellect; for it was their great sneer at
the Church on the Continent that ‘only women’; went to it.”