As the sand trickles out of the hourglass of my life, I look at my shelfs with new thoughts. “These volumes have blessed and challenged me, how could I bless other with them now?” For a lot of different people, the answer to that question, has resulted in unexpected gifts to friends, neighbors and colleagues. … More Re-examining My Book Shelf
I was in Proverbs today and thinking of men I know who are looking for work and the difference it has made to have a friend that they can confide in and trust in the sometimes difficult process of finding the next job. And then I thought of a book published a number of years ago … More The Friendless American Male
The following article is from Kairos Journal. It is so timely, I felt I had to pass it on. Few Christians and even fewer Americans read the book of Ezekiel. Its images and metaphors are not always easy to understand. But the discerning and determined reader will gain much from meditating on its message and … More Not All Walls are Literal
Sunday Afternoon Musings Thrilled about what God is going to do in our lives as the men of Trinity Church begin to run “THE PLAY OF THE WEEK”. If you want to know what the play of the week is all about, email me. I’ll be glad to tell you. We are on a journey … More The Play of the Week
Saturday Musings on Discipleship Update (5/4/19): Met with the director of the Charlotte C.S. Lewis Institute today to talk about the fellows programs with the Institute and its value for the local church. Great conversation with Gary Stewart. The meeting reminded me of this quote. “The primary point for us to keep in mind is … More Iron Sharpens Iron: Developing Real Ironmen
Weekend Links Ken Howard over at Practicing Paradoxy made an interesting comment in an article titled “Adapt or Die.” What caught my attention in the paragraph below is the one that I have bolded and the second that I have underlined. As congregational leaders, we must confront the fact that our churches are dying. While we may wish … More Stanley Hauerwas and Al Mohler; Homeschooling; Ken Howard; Phil Johnson; John MacArthur and much more.
Point Man “If I could offer a single prescription for the survival of America, and particularly Black America,” writes William Raspberry, a black columnist with the Washington Post, “it would be restore the family. And if you asked me how to do it, my answer—doubtlessly oversimplified—would be; save the boys.” —quoted in Point Man, by Steve … More “Save the Boys”
Tuesday is for Heart Songs I was sitting with a fellow leader in the church talking about ministry. Specifically, our strategy of up-stream vs down stream ministries. Downstream ministries are reactive, up-stream ministries are proactive. The subject of getting men involved in discipling their families came up. “How do you deal with men who say … More 5 Strategies for Involving Non-Reading-Men in Discipleship
Weekend Links Enjoying a visit with an unsung hero of this generation, Terry Ivy. A man mighty in faith and obedience who God has quietly used to effect the planting of 44 churches in the 10-40 Window of India in just the last 18 months. Thousands have been converted and are being deployed to plant … More Plastic Fruit Christianity; Calvinism and Women; R.A. Dickey; What about Embassy attacks During Bush and Clinton?
Weekend Links Great group of links to end one year and begin another. I hope all of you had a great Christmas and that the New Year brings great productivity for Christ. Why not make this a year that you read through the whole Bible in a plan with other believers? Join us at Trinity … More Helping Men with Pornography Addiction; Virgin Birth; Helping Men be Men; C.S. Lewis; Les Miserables