Epidemic fatherlessness, deadly consequences, & your church
Father’s day is coming and our national church response will be predictable.
Will you have the dads stand up? Will you pray for them? Will you show a funny YouTube video? Maybe have some classic cars or motorcycles on the patio? Maybe you will fire up some BBQ and serve up some beef. This picnic will follow a message out of the can focused on the importance of dads, leadership, or family. There’s a file with the label “dads” or “father’s day” on it or there’s always the “act like men” passage from 1 Corinthians 16. I know you are going to do something for your guys but the more important question is: will it reflect reality, activate your men, and launch a visible wave of men’s community at your urging? Probably not. The weekend will pass and you will pass right by the elephant in the room – the fatherless factor in your own community and congregation.
Unless you live in another galaxy, there are plenty of recent events and cable news commentaries highlighting the epidemic of un-mentored young adult menwreaking havoc. Bored, unsupervised, fatherless boys of all colors have been to…Continue Reading