TODAY’S PASTORS ARE ‘LIP SERVICE’ PASTORS
By Coach Dave Daubenmire
March 15, 2012
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. -Matt.15:8
“Talk is cheap.” Heard regularly on athletic fields across America.
I better warn you. You have walked in during one of my rants. You might be better off if you just turned and walked out the same way you entered.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out…
I am sick and tired of the Christian-weenies. The cowardice of the average American Christian male is disheartening.
There is a difference you know…between a male and a man. The nation is peppered with Christian males, but you will look long and hard before you set your eyes on a Christian MAN. Male by birth, man by choice.
We are in the mess we are in because of it…the lack of Christian men. The “war on women’ is all of the rage in the media during this election season. But a war on manhood has been going on for at least two-generations.
The other day a friend of mine wanted to introduce me to a guy he had recently met. “You’ll love him Coach. He is a man’s man.”
I didn’t have to ask him what he meant by that description. He knew, and I knew, what a “man’s man” really is. They are rare today…especially in the church. Most are passive men, neutered and gelded by the feminization of the culture.
The average “man’s man” wants nothing to do with church. As a man once lamented to me after having heard me speak, “I have been fighting to hang on to my balls ever since I walked the aisle.”
Even worse, the average pastor has no idea what to do with a man’s man. Most are looking for “Yes” men who obediently follow the lead of their shepherd. The last thing they want to deal with is a boat-rocker, one who makes waves inside the pastor’s “love boat.”