Recalculating

by John Bryson
Recalculating

That’s the word I see on my GPS when I miss a turn or go the wrong direction. RECALCULATING. Even when I feel like I’m on the right track, that one word—recalculating—gives me a vivid reminder that I need to make immediate adjustments if I’m going to reach my destination. In many ways, Session One […]

The Real Jesus

by Authentic Manhood
The Real Jesus

I’d be willing to bet that many of us have never fully understood who Jesus really was when he walked this earth. There are so many outside forces that can distort our view of the real Jesus.

Gillette and Toxic Masculinity

by Authentic Manhood
Gillette and Toxic Masculinity

Don’t think for a moment that the controversial Gillette commercial is attempting to redefine masculinity. I doubt that Proctor & Gamble executives met to discuss their part in helping guide the cultural attempt to construct its perfect man. As with most corporations, market share, growth, and bottom lines dictate high-level conversations. But maybe with threats […]

In His Image

by Authentic Manhood
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 […]

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 […]

How to Unlock Your Superpower

by Authentic Manhood
How to Unlock Your Superpower

“Sometimes what a man needs to see is another man just stand against the undercurrent of culture. It’s the apologetics of standing.”  When my South African friend uttered those words, I got Mini Cooper sized goosebumps down my arms. It reminded me of a scene in Batman Begins when Bruce Wayne enters the cave that housed his […]

The Quest is Calling You

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The Quest is Calling You

Every man is born with two latent questions: “Who am I?” and “What am I to do with my life?” Without premeditation or instruction, both questions at some point erupt from the depths of a man’s soul. It’s as if we are dropped into the middle of a mystery movie and asked to figure out the […]

Reject Passivity

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Reject Passivity

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”  Genesis 3 changes everything.  It’s in that infamous chapter that Satan tempts Adam and Eve to do the one and only thing God had asked them not to do—to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and […]

Searching for Heroes

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Searching for Heroes

While attending a party over Christmas break, I started looking at some of the books laid out on the tables. One immediately caught my attention, simply titled The Greek Heroes. I opened to read, and for the next ten minutes, I was so absorbed in the pages, I forgot where I was. I knew I […]