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 […]

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 […]

The Place Every Man Needs

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The Place Every Man Needs

Recently I took a backpacking trip through the Big Frog Wilderness in Tennessee with my good friend Brian. In all designated wilderness areas, there are no trail blazes (easy to get lost), no bridges across streams (learn to ford them or turn around), and remote enough so that there are no crowds to preserve the […]

3 Lessons From the Wilderness

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I have been backpacking in several different wilderness areas over the years and have learned much from the experience. But I am speaking here about a different kind of wilderness. I believe as we follow Jesus, He will at some point take us into the wilderness—not a physical one, so much as a circumstantial one. […]