There is plenty to read of worth there, but a favorite of mine this morning...
Oh Grow Up! Here's a teaser blurb...
The gist of the article, is that the country is full of “twenty something” men who are still living as if they were teenage boys. Not wanting to get married; drifting from job to job (or not keeping a job at all); “partying”; whore-mongering; playing games; just generally living like unrestrained, hormonal, pagan teenage boys — rather than moving into “manhood”.
Set aside, for a moment, the idea that “adolescence” itself is a modern, ungodly, humanist construct (some would say myth) built on psedeo science. Is there something for us to learn from this ?
It is easy to sit back and shake our heads and say this is just another example of the continuing degeneracy of Western culture or this is just the unrestrained sin nature bearing fruit — and we just need to preach Jesus to the world.
Too often, though, this trend in young men with no direction, ambition, sense of purpose, or duty seems to be infecting the Church as well. I am not meaning to imply the actual gross hedonism (drunkeness, fornication, not working, etc) is going on among Christian young men. God forbid. But leaving aside the particular gross sin, it seems that what this article describes is a real danger for out-of-school, unmarried ( and some married) Christian young men.
They are not looking for a wife, or a calling, or a mission, or a life’s work — a field of Dominion, so to speak; opportunities to be doing the Father’s business; opportunities to use their time, talents, and energies to advance the Kingdom & reputation to the Lamb (and frankly, too often, the Church or individual older Christians encourage this).