Podcast #126 Christianity Masculinity and Manly Maxims With…

Podcast #126: Christianity, Masculinity, and Manly Maxims With Stephen Mansfield

During the past few centuries, Christian churches have had some difficulty reaching men. During the late 19th century and even today, churches created special programs in an attempt to get more men in their pews.

But why does this difficulty exist in the first place? And what can be done about it?

In today’s podcast I talk to author and speaker Stephen Mansfield about this issue as well as his book Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men. If you’re a Christian, you’ll find Stephen’s insights about the church and men interesting; if you’re not a Christian, it’s still interesting to learn more about this aspect of our culture, and you’ll get a lot out of of the second half of our conversation on the virtues and ideals Stephen thinks men should strive for, as well as the great men from history we should study and emulate.

Show Highlights:

  • Why Christian churches have had such a hard time getting men in the pews
  • What churches can do to connect more with men
  • The rite of passage into manhood Stephen experienced in Damascus
  • Stephen’s Manly Maxims
  • What King David meant when he said to his son Solomon, “Show yourself a man.”
  • What Winston Churchill can teach us about having a terrible father
  • Why men need to re-learn the skill of friendship
  • What Teddy Roosevelt can teach us about embracing our wild side