Our church started a new Men's Frat--26 weeks every Friday morning at 6. Great turnout. Great material. We are using the new stuff created by LCBC, a mega-church in Manheim, PA. I'm also reading a book called Wild Man to Wise Man by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest. In it he indicts men in many arenas--pungent but true. Maleness--true maleness--is not understood by the bulk of men in our culture. He writes, "My very first assignment as a deacon was with the Acoma Native American tribe in New Mexico. Before I drove to visit them, the other Franciscans tried to prepare me for a culture shock by telling me how different these people are. The Acomas are a matriarchal society in which the women are the real leaders of the tribe. It is the women who are strong, who make the decisions and who tell the men what to do."
He goes on, "After a few weeks, however, it dawned on me that there wasn't much difference between these people and the folks back home. The only difference was that the Acoma were honest about he way their society works."
To Kill a Lion is not as much about men getting their sexual act together as it is about discovering the glory of maleness as God designed it to be. I'm beginning the process now of developing a series for men on sexual purity and what I'm discovering is that much of the material on the CD's will not be about sex, but about heart issues, and true maleness. Stay tuned for more!