About twenty of the men from the church are off for a weekend of bible-teaching, death-marching (this is how last year's Saturday afternoon activity was described to me) and eating together. I hope to join them tomorrow.
Getting a bunch of men together can be strange: either you get the tree-hugging, primal scream inducing stuff, or the lads' mentality of binge-drinking and misogyny. I (and the women of St Silas') expect neither of these models will be operating.
I like the title of a conference that is coming up in the New Year: 'Men Behaving Godly'.