Why Men Must Become Mindful

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Why Men Must Become Mindful

It has happened on more than one occasion. I’m in a conversation with a man that turns to the deeper matters of the heart. Instead of engaging me, he pulls back and says something like this, “I’m just not one of those touchy-feely guys.” I’m not sure where that expression came from, but whatever its […]

God’s Presence Shapes Us Into Men

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God's Presence Shapes Us Into Men

This is the second in a series on God’s presence. View the first post here. The topic of masculinity has become a hot-button, cultural discussion. Differing definitions of manhood abound, as well as programs for how to become a man. But in all of these conversations, one thing is rarely, if ever mentioned. It is […]

Invitation Into God’s Presence

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Invitation Into God's Presence

Throughout most of history, mankind has felt drawn to something beyond the physical world, something more than what could be accessed with the senses. The longing for this other world played itself out in the various myths and practices of animistic religions. The spiritual world did not need to be proven. It was assumed as […]

Let Freedom Ring

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July 4th is staked out each year to celebrate the historic freedoms Americans share together. We do well to remember these freedoms of which many in human history have been deprived: the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly, the freedom of speech, and the freedom of the press, to name a few. Others are […]

A Man’s Quarter Life Crisis

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A Man's Quarter Life Crisis

One of my good friends has dubbed it the quarter-life crisis. Somewhere around 25 or so, a young man can feel the question hanging in the back of his mind, unformed and yet very much present. He has walked through all pre-planned educational doorways, finishing high school, college, and perhaps graduate studies. He has taken […]

3 Gifts Men Need from Mentors

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3 Gifts Men Need from Mentors

Every Monday night they gather on my back porch—a small group of young men. After some hot tea and snacks, the conversation begins. My good friend Dave and I lead them through a time of telling stories from their lives. The topic last Monday was a familiar one for me—mentors. But what came out of […]