On October 30, 2006, Newsweek ran an article entitled "Real Men Talk About God," with the banner headline: "A new Christian movement lets guys be guys." The article begins:
This wasn’t your Daddy’s religious revival. Last Saturday morning, 200 Christian men gathered in a downtown warehouse in Nashville for a daylong spiritual extravaganza. Inside, strobe lights flashed, and tracks by the Killers thumped from speakers stacked on either side of a stage. Four large video screens showed clips of karate fights, car chases and "Jackass"-style stunts. Then the music lowered and Christian comedian Brad Stine appeared. With his rat-a-tat delivery and aggressive style, Stine quickly whipped the crowd into a chorus of “Amens!” “A lot of guys out there wouldn’t have the balls to be here,” he shouted. “Are you ready to be a man? Are you ready to kick ass? Are you ready to grab your sword and say, ‘OK family, I’m going to lead you?’ Buckle up. This is GodMen!”This is where it only begins to get crazy. Behold what a little fire from a few popped masculine fuses kindleth! Marty Haugen, David Haas, eat your hearts out! Perhaps this is just the beginning! Eeeeeek!
[Hat tip to Michael Forrest]