Here is something of interest to Touchstone readers, posted on a website called Christ & Pop Culture–Baptizing “Masculinity”: The Real Reason Men are Leaving the Church. From the article:

The dominant narrative at the moment is that, while church attendance is down across the board, men in particular are staying home on Sunday mornings (some stats here). And while there has been much hand-wringing over this reality, there has, to my knowledge, been very little serious introspection over it.

This is a very important topic, but one that has received serious introspection in the pages of Touchstone since its inception. I commend the article above to you for a young man’s musings on what’s going on with this trend, but I would also like to point to some of the articles that have been in Touchstone over the years.

The Truth About Men & Church: Robbie Low on the Importance of Fathers to Churchgoing, from 2003. (This article remains one of the top reads on the Touchstone website.)

Here are some more:

Men & Religion: An Unhappy Marriage by Leon J. Podles

Men at Worship: S. M. Hutchens reviews Why Men Hate Going To Church by David Murrow

What Sports Illustrate: Anthony Esolen on the Obvious Truth About Young Men & Religion

The Austere Offices of Manhood: Louis R. Tarsitano on the Labors of Christian Fathers