News though it wasn’t necessarily about Christianity, the Christian faith was the only religion he targeted. As he spoke, the students of Cambridge cheered, clapped and stood with comments of support. And how many Christians took their stand, to explain their position for Christ? Zero.
Author and evangelist Nancy Pearcy believes this is due to a lack of masculine
renowned atheist Richard Dawkins
Christianity. “The more traditionally masculine
appeared for a debate at the University
side of Christianity enjoys crossing swords
of Cambridge in England. The motion,
with hostile secular worldviews. So, as long
‘Religion has No Place in The 21st Century’ was the argument he stood to present. And
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as Christianity appeals to the emotional,
I never saw Jesus as masculine. I never saw him as the prototype of what a man should be.
Top Right: Christian rap artist Lacrae discusses past frustration with a feminine view of who Jesus is. Bottom Left: Men bonding at menâ€™s ministry meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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therapeutic, relational areas, it’s not going to
love competition. Anything where there is a
appeal to men.” she said, explaining how
clear winner or loser” says Pearcy.
Christians today are not taught to defend their
“Apo” means from and “logos” means
beliefs and how that alone pushes men away.
logic. Apologetics is one of the major ways
Many view God as a two-play act. One
men show their love for God, by defending his
being ferocious in the Old Testament, while
reputation when it’s called into question [1 Pet
the other is gentle in the New. But God
3:15; 2 Cor 10:3-5; Acts 2; Acts 17]. It’s not
doesn’t change. And he is just as wild at heart
about apologizing, though it may sound that
in the front of the book as he was in the back.
That’s the part of Christianity that engages
While many believe that Christianity is
men. Virtues such as love and beauty are
about being and making others happy, men
important, but we must not overlook justice
tend to like it presented as a quest, challenge
and strength. Jesus made it clear that he
or heroic exploit. As did Jesus when recruiting
came not to do away with these [Matt 5:17;
his disciples in Luke 10, believers must
23:23]. “Men love defending the faith. They
emphasis the dangers of following the Christ,
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including conflict with sin, the flesh and the
and confrontation, just as much as it does
world, if they’re to reach men. Don’t get hung
singing, dancing and emotions. One that they
on the emotional and spiritual stuff, while
would be honored to give their lives
neglecting the intellectual part of our faith. It’s
defending, be it in the form of actual
critical for men to win others to Christ.
martyrdom or a Richard Dawkins debate.
Men are hungry to see a form of Christianity that stresses challenge, debate
Bulletins If you're looking for work in the East End Henrico area there are plenty of positions available. Contact us at Gmen@mobcc for details. If you’re able to participate in this year’s commissioning ceremony, please contact Jamiel Cotman at 804-833-7628.
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How do I get my wife to be more submissive?
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any who take the “mutual submission” belief use Ephesians
5:21 and Galatians 3:28 as their texts. However in Ephesians 5:21 Paul was addressing the Church on how to act in a Christ like manner which includes submitting to each other within the body of Christ. However, He then moves on to specific groups, like husbands and wives, children and parents and employees and bosses.
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Mutual submission is a general law amongst Gods people; it does not apply within smaller frameworks like marriage, the workplace, or families. If it did, supervisors would have to submit to employees, and parents would have to share authority with their kids. When the passages are taken within their context, it’s evident that submission is not mutual. Not understanding this will cause you to vacate the headship that God intended all husbands to partake of in marriage. As a result, you won’t be able to effectively lead your wife and children into His best. Having said that, the most definitive trait of a leader is sacrifice [Ephesians 5:25]. As
you are willing to lay down what is important
you’re not the head of your household as that
to you on behalf of your wife and children
too would violate Gods order. Be sure to lead,
regularly, there is no reason why she wouldn’t
but do so as Christ does the church
want to submit. Biblical submission is an act
[Ephesians 5:22-23]. The better at that you
of free will, and can never be forced upon
become, the more you will see your wife
anyone. But neither can you pretend that
standing cooperatively by your side.
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Events Our next Men’s Meeting is Friday March 22nd at 7:00 P.M. Our Camp Willow Father-Son Retreat is next month, April 21-23rd.
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Has Satan stolen our most valuable weapon?
The Weapon That Was
ince the Old Testament our fathers in the faith
were no strangers to the weapon of praise. They used it to take armies and cities. They used it take
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lives. But then, something happened â€Ś
Most guys who own a firearm will tell
wield. Look at scriptures like 2 Chronicles 20
you [in a heartbeat] that the reason they
and Joshua 5 to develop your faith. You’ll
brought it was to protect themselves, their
learn that you don’t have to have music or
families and possessions. In fact, if someone
even be able to sing. All you have to do is
stole that weapon from them, they would
open your mouth with words of reverence to
instantly feel vulnerable and unable to guard
it. Yet for some reason, Satan has managed to steal the weapon of praise from our generation of men, and guys the world over think that nothing is wrong. Let’s change that. Begin to see praise and worship as something, not just for gifted singers, women and kids, but a weapon God intended men to
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The next time you see a piece of property you want, seize it with praise! The next time you’re up against adversity at home, attack it with praise. Learn to use the weapon of praise on any problem you are up against. That’s what Satan is afraid of.
Proverbs 14:7 KJV Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
Thought Champions rarely talk. They just do it. And the world around them talks.
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