Over on Youthblog Ian has posted his review of a new book called “Why men hate going to church”. With a stack of reading leering at me I’m not sure I’m going to buy it but the book and Ian’s review raises again that question we’ve all asked sometime or other (out loud or inside), ‘why is the church like this’.
The quote that nails it is, “Your system is perfectly designed for the results you’re getting”. Ian’s review picks up some of the features of church life that often make things difficult for men. There will be immediate parallels with young people and church which are worth chewing over.
So, in the spirit of the thing, I offer my own horror experience of a worship song which I heard recently during a prayer time (which, apart from this song, was great). Afterwards I discovered I wasn’t the only guy cringeing…
It’s a love I can’t contain when you touch me with your heart,
It’s a feeling I can’t explain when you kiss me with the kisses of your mouth.
Come and kiss me with the kisses of your mouth.
Any quality “Jesus is my boyfriend” lyrics you’d like to contribute here…?