Category Archives for "Men"

Become a Jesus Following BA

Why do lawyers exchange their suits for black leather & a Harley on biker week? Because all men want to be BA’s. Yet Christian men are told becoming a BA is NOT becoming like Jesus. Really? Jesus called the Status Quo snakes to their faces. Jesus intellectually sparred with the best & won.  Jesus did not back down in the face […]

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God Works Through Generations

I wrote this blog 10yrs ago. Its still True 10yrs later.  Enjoy! ===== God’s strategy to reach the world is through Godly homes and the children that come out of those homes. God works through generations. Anointing, influence, power, prosperity and authority gains speed from generation to generation. Look at Joseph. He was the 4th generation […]

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Men Need Ceremony

Men need ceremony. Milestones of masculinity that are demarcation lines between Boyhood & Godly Manhood. I have been apart of a few of these holy moments of masculine ceremony. One of them was last week with my band of brothers. You can meet them in the Band of Brothers Part 1 & Part 2 podcasts. Mens […]

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Get Up!

I did not want to get up. I could hear my trainer from the corner of the ring yelling in slow motion Get Up! I lost count of the several rounds I had gone at this point. My face was flat on the mat. My mouth guard hanging out of my mouth, drool. I thought. “I can’t […]

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Will We Ever Be Satisfied?

I biked around Amsterdam on a beat up bike like I was a local again. I lived & worked there in my 20’s with a Dutch ministry called Tot Heil Des Volks. Amsterdam is a city covered in stickers, street art, graffiti & dog poop. As I parked my bike on a canal bridge, a […]

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When your cool gets old

What do you do when your cool gets old? Do you do what Napoleon Dynamite’s Uncle Rico did….? Keep replaying old video tapes trying to relive the ‘glory days’! For the first time I started feeling old.  I try to stay trendy in what I wear but when I went to my closet the other day […]

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My Dad Never Quit!

“The Race is not given to the swift nor the strong but unto them that endure to the end.” Ecclesiastes 9:11 Today My Dad turns 80 and He never quit! I know enough about my Dad’s story to know He came to crossroads in His life when He could have quit. Quit on God. Quit on his marriage. […]

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A River of Love

I remember when I was just a boy; my father would take my friends and I fishing at The Broad River in Western NC.  Dad loved to catch Bass in the local rivers and always had colorful stories about his adventures with his brothers.  It was a boy’s dream.  I remember the first Bass I […]

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Stand! Don’t Grovel

I sinned. I don’t exactly remember what I did but I remember how I felt. Church was ending and they called us up front if we wanted to pray. I rushed to the front of the church, hit my knees and buried my face on the floor. I was groveling. I was sincere but I […]

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Small Ideas & Bored Men

One of my absolute favorite quotes by the founder of the Navigators Dawson Troutmen is “Men’s hearts are not set ablaze by small ideas.” I know in the deep wells of my soul this is true. Every time I hear the quote something deep in my gut says “YES!” Yet, we are surrounded by small […]

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Who does God say I am?

On the podcast. I shared part of my story.  I couldn’t read, my dad hurt me big time, I became sexually addicted, my son was killed, I went through a divorce, I had thoughts that it’s not worth living, so all I saw was death in my life. I was living a life of quiet […]

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Adult Man or Little Son?

How could I be a ‘child’ and a ‘Man’ at the same time? This question haunted and perplexed me for weeks. To be a Man is to be strong, show perseverance, be independent, bold as a lion, unwavering in the face of pressure, an over comer, consider great & weighty matters, withstand great pain, a […]

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The Secret of Getting Men In Church and On Mission

I was jogging through our neighborhood asking myself the question, “What’s the deal with men and church?” I mean, it’s a real problem. Men are no longer going to church. Consider these stats: The typical congregation is almost 2/3 women. Only one out of six men attend church on a given Sunday. Nearly 25 percent of […]

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Playing Hurt

Men don’t be naive. Don’t live believing in God yet believing you don’t have an enemy with plans for your demise. God wants men to be engaged in spiritual warfare. But it may look different than what you think. Paul says.. “we should not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his […]

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