** This is the final entry of the Christian male in the 21st century America. This demographic has been well discussed for it’s lack of performance and success of being all they should be. Some of it justified. Some of it not. I think we have gotten the message wrong. That Christianity is about the betterment of the Christian and not Christ crucified. I don’t think we are doing this right … and I have something to rant, as it were.**
I DON’T HAVE THE FOGGIEST IDEA …
I’m 49 years old, been married 20 years, and have 3 children. I am self-employed and have been a Christian for 25 years. Although, that last one could only be a year … I don’t know. Here are some other things I don’t know: How to be the perfect husband, be the best dad, and a good Christian. I didn’t write these entries on the Christian male in 21st century America, because I figured it out or stumbled upon the secret formula. I wrote this series because there isn’t any perfect husbands, great dads, or good Christians and we are being told — directly or indirectly — something to the contrary. We are being told that we have no idea what a Biblical man is and that we have bought into some culture philosophy that has stripped us of our masculinity and to be perfectly frank … I’m over it. Every time I hear someone explain what a Biblical man looks like it usually involves me increasing my spiritual performance and has zero to do with Christ’s performance for me … which is the only thing that propels me to loving my neighbor.