Question: How do we as fathers of sons and daughters help our children to become lovers of God, lovers of wisdom, and lovers of righteousness? Answer: Let’s examine the Scripture and see how the process took place in Solomon’s life. 1 Kings 3:6-12 says that Solomon asked God for wisdom (an understanding heart to judge … More Helping Fathers Raise Lovers of God
In 1994, I had the privilege of getting my first book contract with Broadman & Holman. It was for a short devotional based in the book of Proverbs. The theme of the book was hope for those who were in a difficult job search. The book proposal I wrote was originally rejected and then … More Men, Do You Have the Will to Pay the Price to Win?
Tuesday is for Thinking What do Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, French skeptic Voltaire, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Chairman Mao all have in common? Beyond the obvious that they were all atheist and materialists, they all loathed and hated their fathers. The modern era’s most famous psychologist, Freud argued that the … More They All Loathed and Hated Their Fathers
Friday is for Heart Songs My daughter came down for a surprise visit last night and stayed over till this morning. She’s shopping with my bride right now and will be back in just a few minutes. She will step out of her car, give me another hug, and I will pray for her before … More Hugs and Happiness
Sunday Musings “and to Obed the father of Jesse” Matthew 1:5b One of Obed’s children, this man without a story is Jesse, the father of great King David. And Jesse became the father of eight sons Three soldiers Many shepherds One king But … More Preaching the Genealogy of Christ (An excerpt)
Musings on Discipleship I am convinced that Jesus’ pattern with his disciples was Hebraic in pattern. That is, the way that he taught his disciples was patterned after what a Jewish father was expected to do with his children according to the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). What did that pattern look like? Part of it took … More Lessons from Jewish Fathers for Christian Fathers and Pastors
Wednesday is for Prayer A must-read article by a missionary to Bulgaria on what it will take to reach men in any culture. Click on the blue link below. Though I am not a preterist, full or partial, this is a good article. If you don’t know what the issues are regarding preterism, don’t worry … More Hey Church! Do You Want to Reach Men?