Posted By Jennie Chancey on June 11, 2010
From this week’s Boundless webzine newsletter:
Let me be clear: I appreciate women. Whether in the home or the marketplace or government or church, women have contributed much to their communities.
But it’s also become clear that there seems to be an imbalance in many churches, an imbalance that has alienated many men. Sentimental “worship” songs, offered in a key too high for men to sing. Sermons that appeal to women but to which men have a hard time relating. Images portraying Jesus as soft and feminine, rather than rough and masculine. Bulletins with clipart seemingly picked out by your grandmother. It a wonder more men don’t disengage from service and leadership.
J. Budziszewski begins a discussion in his featured article, “Girlie Christianity,” that addresses these issues. Whether you’ve experienced this phenomenon or not, maybe click over for a read to get his take on it.