In our commitment to be reasonable, I suggest that the Church in the West has been emasculated. Neutered. Feminized.

Consider this: those most absent from church are men and young adults.

According to David Murrow, they esteem challenge over security. The key values of this missing population include: adventure, risk, daring, independence, variety, and reward.

Women and seniors are more likely to embrace as core values: safety, stability, harmony, predictability, comfort, support, and tradition.

And, here we find the Church in our day.

-Kirk Kirlin, from the book “Leadership Courage,” more at