Save the Males

God didn’t just create you to be male. He created you to be a man. And that’s not a given. Godly manhood is a role that we choose to embrace. God set men down on this planet and said, "Conquer it. Take ownership and leadership. Cultivate and build." So, at no point, did God tell men, "Go, be gruff, rude, selfish, and step on people." He has called men to servant leadership, following in the footsteps and example of Christ. So we’re to nurture, to build, and to initiate - in a humble manner - just like Christ does for us and for the church and for all His creation.

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Divide & Conquer

I'm tired of watching conflict destroy families and churches. Satan seems to be carrying out his plans of 'divide and conquer' as easily among Christians as in the world. If we want victory, we must recognize where these conflicts come from...

Father Hunger [Book Review]

Just how important is fatherhood anyway? Our culture has no answer as it can’t think of one good reason for fatherhood beyond the biological one. For that matter, many fathers can’t add any more items to the list. Shall we listen to our culture? I’m not sure what our listless age has to commend to itself to be our guide. God, as the Master Designer, is left out of our thinking and the consequences are horrific. That’s where one of the most incredible books on fathers I have ever read comes into play. “Father Hunger” by Douglas Wilson is profound and greatly impacted me. Every page was like the hard steel blades of the plow tilling through the soil of my heart.

Prioritizing Important Relationships

Think about this for a moment – All relationships are not important. If all relationships are important, no relationship will be important. Developing and maintaining key relationships is a critical discipline if we are going to genuinely care for people, live out vision, and help others achieve their full potential.

Head-First or Heart-First?

How do you solve problems and resolve conflict... with your head or heart? Personally, I don't like it when others come at me feelings-first because I feel so ill-equipped. I usually charge head-first into issues, but that generally doesn't bode well with the softer sex (if you know what I mean). When a conversation or confrontation starts with, "I feel" - I must admit I feel quite lost. It's like I've started a trip without knowing where point A is: as if I have no reference point. Not that I am justifying myself, but part of me just rebels against the idea of submitting to somebody else's perspective as my authority.