We have a manhood crisis everywhere you look, and the church alone is capable of stepping up and truly helping form men into who they are made to be. Here are three simple suggestions for us as men, and our churches, to begin to regain biblical manhood and see more men with Godly character and conviction rise up.
Trevin Wax shares some wise words for everyone, but especially good for us as men to consider. We naturally feel an urge to stand as warriors (especially where it’s easy: online), fighting injustices and calling out wrongs, but as men of God, we should also be modeling the ability to recognize our limitations, practice wisdom, and care for others.
We all love the idea of superheroes. Yet, there is no such thing — especially in the Church. If you’re willing to admit it, you’ve likely tried to be one at times, and you’ve likely had times you wanted a superhero to take on roles and responsibilities, saving you from needing to do them. This isn’t the way we work in the church though. There’s a better way.
Because of the societal views (and sadly some “christian” views) on gender, Bible believing Christians need to be more precise in the way we speak about biblical manhood and womanhood. There’s two ways we can talk about gender to someone. The first is the most common way and quite negative; the second is a much better, more biblical, and positive way.