Monday, June 04, 2007
Father knows best about church
Here is a little something to ponder from Terry Mattingly's weekly syndicated newspaper column.
When it comes to who fills the pews, every Sunday is Mother's Day in most mainstream American churches.
And what about Father's Day? That can be a touchy subject for pastors in an era in which men who religiously avoid church outnumber active churchmen roughly three to one. Worship just doesn't work for millions of ordinary guys.
"What churches are doing isn't getting the job done. Mom is having to take the kids to church because Dad doesn't want to go," said Marc Carrier, co-author, with his Cynthia, of "The Values-Driven Family."
Mattingly's blog, Get Religion, is also worh a read.