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 Jose Cuervo-like reality that men are avoiding church like Michael Jackson avoids reality.

More and more, we are seeing fewer and fewer mature and responsible, evil-challenging tripods who love leadership, the struggle and aren?t afraid to boldly face an increasingly godless environment with conviction, power and the love of God.

So why do most men avoid church?  Here?s the veneer stripped-away answer: going to church for the majority of men is an exercise in unwanted effeminacy.  Church, for most men, has not only become irrelevant; it has also become effeminate.  Hanging out in church for most extra-Y chromosomes seems unmanly and most men more than anything want to be masculine! 

The current lack of strong men within the Church, both in the numeric and leadership sense, has crippled our cathedrals and has helped devastate our nation ethically.  The masculine spirit being absent from the pulpit, the pew and subsequently the public square has not only slowed down the forward progress of the Church, it has also weakened our nation?s morality, increased our country?s secularity, and has assisted [owing to our absence] the lascivious Left?s re-definition of life, sex, marriage and law.

So how do we regain the masculine spirit in our houses of worship?  How do we gird the Church to press on with that which is holy, just and good?  How can we Christians fight the good fight honorably, for freedom, family and the flag?  Here are a few things the Church can do.?

· Put an end to preaching by cheesy, whiny, quiche eating, preening Nancy Boys ... right now!  It freaks us meat eaters out.  Get it?  Hire a pastor who throws off a good John Wayne vibe instead of that Boy George feeling.  Know what I mean?  And cheer on ?Pastor Wayne? to serve up the solid meat of the scripture ? the stuff that prods the congregation to biblical maturity rather than prolonging their infancy.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.