The Road Map to Freedom – Part 3

by Authentic Manhood
The Road Map to Freedom - Part 3

» This is the final post of a 3 part series. View Part 1 and Part 2. « The bible teaches us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind through the power of God’s Word. There is a particular science behind this command that shows men how a change in behaviors and thoughts actually provides a neurological road […]

The Road Map to Freedom – Part 2

by Authentic Manhood
The Road Map to Freedom - Part 2

» This is the second post in a 3 part series. View Part 1 and Part 3. « In our previous post, we discussed how transformation begins with the renewing of our minds and a brief discussion the physiology behind it. We listed Scripture that God provides to renew your mind and fight the idol of Control. Remembering that we […]

The Road Map to Freedom – Part 1

by Authentic Manhood
The Road Map to Freedom

Transformation begins with the renewing of your mind. (see Rom. 12:2) Your behavior maps out a small “road” in your brain that creates a basic pathway for your thoughts. As you repeat a particular behavior, your brain builds a bigger “highway” that allows for an increased volume and frequency of thoughts to move about. The […]

When Giants Fall

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young desperate man suffering and covering face with hands in deep depression pain and emotional disorder grief and desperation concept isolated on black background with and edgy and grunge studio lighting

Sexual sin, greed, and abuse of power have existed in the church for centuries, so it’s nothing new for leaders with influence to fall. In the early Church homosexual activity was common enough that St. Basil warned the younger monks to keep themselves cloaked to avoid arousing the older monks. In the ninth-century, emperor Charlemagne […]

3 Steps to Creating a Battle Plan

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3 Steps for a Battle Plan

Every man needs to be prepared for the battles that will come and to be aware of his blind spots. Temptations and idols are issues for ALL of us, and this has devastated men throughout history. But God is for us, not against us. John 10:10 says that Jesus came so that we could have […]

Responding to Israel Houghton (and Other Leaders Who Fall)

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Responding to Israel Houghton (and Other Leaders Who Fall)

By: JT McCraw Transparency doesn’t exude from the mouths of men easily. Unless a man is caught with his hand in the cookie jar, transparency is as rare as a twenty-three year old bottle of Pappy Van Winkle. It’s why I feel it necessary to share a smidgen of my story to set the stage […]

Finding the Grace to Detach

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Track

On the day track season officially began, my wife Heidi often felt like wearing black because she was going into mourning. For the next three months, as the high school varsity track coach, I was basically non-existent at home. I had a state-ranked team that needed training, and I had a reputation to keep up. […]

3 Keys for Breaking Free of the Escape Game

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3 Keys for Breaking Free of the Escape Game

By JT McCraw Over the past several years a new game has emerged in cities across the country. Although they have different names for this “escape” type game, the concept is consistent. A small group of friends are locked in a themed room where they have sixty minutes to solve riddles and unlock clues in […]

Let’s Take Off Our Shoes

by Tierce Green
Let's Take Off Our Shoes

Something remarkable happened to a man named Joshua outside a city called Jericho. What happened to him needs to happen to us. He became the leader of the Israelites after Moses died. In Joshua 1:3, God promised Joshua that when he led the people across the Jordan River that He would give him every place […]