Ancient Paths for Seeking God – Part 2

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Ancient Paths for Seeking God - Part 2

» This is the second post in a 3 part series. View Part 1. « This post will feature another ancient way of seeking God, one that is both subversive to modern culture and counter-intuitive to our inner life. We assume that we always need to come to God with our words and thoughts. Scripture certainly urges us to pray […]

Ancient Paths for Seeking God – Part 1

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Ancient Paths for Seeking God - Part 1

In the last few years, I have discovered some well-trod paths for seeking God and enjoying His presence. Some are centuries old. Others are millennia. I have found them so valuable that I want to share them in the next few posts. This first one is called lectio divina. Lectio divina is the Latin term […]

3 Gifts Needed to Enter Manhood

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3 Gifts Needed to Enter Manhood

Men in our culture are in trouble. Masculinity is in crisis mode. The signs are everywhere. Men are confused and wavering. The stats on fatherlessness are alarming and growing. So is the sexual violence that seems to be aired everywhere. Everyone is pointing out symptoms or pointing fingers. I want to point to something else. […]

The Most Watched Movie of All Time

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The Most Watched Movie of All Time

Sometimes in my classes to students or adults, we would take up the topic of famous movies. I would first have them guess the most popular movies of all time. Then I would reveal the top four based on ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: #4 is Star Wars #3 is Titanic #2 is Avatar #1 […]

4 Ways Men Resist God

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4 Ways Men Resist God

The idea of resisting God may seem ridiculous at first. After all, how can something created resist its Creator? How can the lesser push back against the greater? But the testimony of Scripture and the stories of our lives attest to the fact that we do in fact resist God. I want to state it […]

Looking for Strength

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Looking for Strength

What makes you feel strong? Where do you go to find strength to walk through life? For men, the strength issue is a massive one. I saw that first hand when taught high school. Here I watched young men looking for their strength in all sorts of ways: aggressively pumping iron, hyper-focusing on athletics, bullying […]

Falling Into Trust

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Falling Into Trust

When I used to teach high school freshman Bible, one of my favorite activities happened during the section on trust in God. Instead of just discussing it, the boys would go and experience it. I would take them to the auditorium stage and have a courageous volunteer stand with his back facing the front of […]