The Unexpected Resurrection

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The Unexpected Resurrection

I have always loved Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, especially the scene when the dying Beast finally gets Belle to love him. Then the unexpected happens: he comes back to life, no longer as a beast, but as a real man, alive, filled with glory, hope, and love. I am always mesmerized by this scene […]

The Anatomy of Character

by Tierce Green
The Anatomy of Character

Who are you really? What’s in your heart? The Greek word for heart is “kardia” which also means core. Character goes beyond what people see on the surface to our heart, all the way to our core. Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor of North Point Community Church, offers a solid definition of character that holds up against […]

The Secret of True Greatness

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The Secret of True Greatness

I need to admit something embarrassing: I’ve always wanted to be famous—to be great in the eyes of others. Despite the fact that I know many famous people live miserable lives, the longing has never gone away. It first erupted in my early 20’s when I wanted to be a recording artist. Being born and […]

Searching For Happiness

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Searching for Happiness

Pascal, the French thinker, said this about our continual search for happiness: “The present is never our end. The past and the present are our means, the future alone our end. Thus we never actually live, but hope to live, and since we are always planning how to be happy, it is inevitable that we […]

The Greatness of Your Mistakes

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The Greatness of Your Mist

  “If you are not making mistakes, then you are NOT doing anything!” –John Wooden   By: Drew Maddux Think about that…the greatest basketball player to arguably have ever played on this planet gave credit to making mistakes, losing, and failure as a reason to why he was driven to succeed. When we think of […]

To Be a Man is to Be Angry

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To Be Man is to Be Angry

To be a man is to be angry, whether it’s over political debates or marital spats, over the traffic that blocks us or the boss that infuriates us. But it’s what we do with that anger as men that moves us toward destruction or redemption. Here’s a recent example from my own life. I have […]

Men of Steel

by Tierce Green
Men of Steel

The makeshift welding station was strategically positioned at the top of the driveway.  Each man passed by it as he arrived. For six Tuesday nights these five young men, all of them in their twenties, gathered on this patio in their journey toward authentic manhood—a journey that began between a father and son, now extended […]

10 Ideas for a Men’s Road Trip

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10 Ideas for a Men's Road Trip

Nothing gets men fired up like time away from the rigors of daily demands or bonds them more closely than through shared experiences. With that in mind and with Spring approaching, here are 10 recommendations for a brief but memorable road trip that will provide quality bonding time for you and other men but won’t break the bank. […]

Finding Our True Identity

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Finding Our True Identity

It was a tense moment. Jesus popped the question that had been gnawing at the disciples for some time: “Who do you say I am?” Peter, the spokesman for the group, answers succinctly: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:13-20). Peter understood correctly the identity of Jesus, but now he is […]