David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church....Why Women Hate Whiners
"We don't have to have hand-to-hand combat during the worship service to get men there," Murrow said. "We just have to start speaking [their language], use the metaphors they understand and create an environment that feels masculine to them."
Today's churches, Murrow argued, just aren't cutting it.
..."[Promisekeepers has worked because] I think men like to do things that they feel comfortable doing."
Yet come Sunday morning, "we're going to sing love songs to Jesus and there's going to be fresh flowers on the altar and quilted banners on the walls," Murrow said.
Men aren't the only ones alienated by such an environment. According to Murrow, young people aren't that keen on it either. Both groups are challenge-oriented and appreciate risk, adventure, variety, pleasure and reward-- values some churches "ignore or vilify," according to Murrow.
The Ironic Catholic, author of the upcoming Why Women Hate Whiny, Gotta Sleep in Sunday to Prep for Watching the Big Game Men:(Ooooh, that felt good. I may like this new translation!)
"Or... maybe not showing up to worship God one hour a week is your own fault, your own fault, your own grievous fault?"