11 Diagnostic Questions for your Heart

by Authentic Manhood
11 Diagnostic Questions for your Heart

An idol is anything that competes with God for your heart’s affection. Pastor Martin Lloyd-Jones has said an idol is usually whatever “rouses and attracts me so easily that I give my time, my attention, my energy and my money to it effortlessly.” Idolatry is when we allow anything other than God to become the […]

Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake

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Suffering for Righteousness' Sake

By: Dr. Tony Evans Part of my role as pastor involves mentoring and counseling. With a fairly large church, you can imagine the number of calls I get. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to guide members through various situations in life. I can honestly say I enjoy this aspect of being a pastor immensely. Not too long ago, one […]

In His Image

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In His Image

In the very first book of the Bible we see God model something for us—leadership. He does what leaders do, he takes the initiative for the benefit of others. This is what we see him doing in Genesis 1 and 2. He acts. He initiates. He does something. God looks into the darkness and chaos […]

Looking for Strength

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Looking for Strength

What makes you feel strong? Where do you go to find strength to walk through life? For men, the strength issue is a massive one. I saw that first hand when taught high school. Here I watched young men looking for their strength in all sorts of ways: aggressively pumping iron, hyper-focusing on athletics, bullying […]

5 Movies that Celebrate Fatherhood

by Phil Davis
5 MOVIES THAT CELEBRATE FATHERHOOD

Some movies are entertaining, some are educational, and then there are those that make you feel something. A mentor once told me, “Pay attention to what moves you. It’s either God inviting you deeper into the Larger Story or deeper into your own story.” Those words have stayed with me and as I find myself […]

Falling Into Trust

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Falling Into Trust

When I used to teach high school freshman Bible, one of my favorite activities happened during the section on trust in God. Instead of just discussing it, the boys would go and experience it. I would take them to the auditorium stage and have a courageous volunteer stand with his back facing the front of […]

Living the Mandate

by John Bryson
Living the Mandate

God has “hard-wired” men to create and cultivate. I believe at the core of a man’s heart he must be creating and taking initiative for the benefit of others to feel a sense of significance, meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. As we covered extensively in Session Two, God models creation and cultivation as early as Genesis […]

4 Foundational Truths About Marriage

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4 Foundational Truths about Marriage

Our culture contributes to a great deal of confusion, not just with regards to masculinity, but also with marriage. Never before has there been a greater lack of clarity about what constitutes a marriage. But scripture gives clear direction and provides declarative context for marriage. Consider the following passage. Genesis 2:18-25 (ESV) Then the Lord God said, “It is […]