Is Greg Laurie Offensive?

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Is Greg Laurie Offensive?

It’s just an image. An image created in a photoshop-type program that depicts a man holding a book. No words. No symbols. Just a black book. Why would people be so offended that they demand it removed and threaten harm if their demands aren’t met? The image on the billboard displayed at Fashion Island mall […]

Tasting the Sexual Soup — Part 2

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Tasting the Sexual Soup — Part 2

» This is the second post in a 2 part series. View Part 1. « Let’s start by departing from the soup analogy from my previous post and allow me to be a little more direct. The current sexual reckoning isn’t just happening on Hollywood’s casting couch or in the back offices of media moguls. It’s infiltrated every aspect of […]

Tasting the Sexual Soup – Part 1

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Tasting the Sexual Soup – Part 1

Sex sells. The very statement implies that sex is an object that you can purchase and play with, like your first Lego set. This commodity of sex has created a cultural customer with a ferocious appetite that has yet to be satisfied.  In hopes of appeasing the hunger pains, we’ve concocted a cultural sex soup. […]

The Next Storm has Been Predicted

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The Next Storm has Been Predicted

This has been an extremely active and record-breaking hurricane season.  Lives have been turned upside down due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Last week as I sat in the Fort Lauderdale airport, I overheard several nervous conversations about yet another one in the Atlantic, Hurricane Maria. Along with the nervousness, there’s also talk about being […]

How to Unlock Your Superpower

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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 […]

How to Replace Faulty Foundations

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How to Build a Healthy Foundation

Just about every internal issue you have today as a man indicates you’ve built your “manhood home” on a faulty masculine foundation. It could be you’re angry about your past or with where you are at this stage of life, which causes you to emotionally, verbally, or physically abuse those around you. Perhaps your substance […]

3 Ways to be More Generous in 2017

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3 Ways to be More Generous in 2017

The presents are unwrapped, the needles are falling off the tree, and all that’s left is the dismantling of lights, fake garland, and front door wreaths. Christmas has come to an end. All that remains is the left overs in the refrigerator that await your return for the next week and the sounds of new gadgets that […]

It’s Time to Give Up

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It's Time to Give Up

Like millions of Americans, I enjoyed watching all the athletes compete in the Olympic games recently. Because there are four girls in my house, two of which are in gymnastic classes, the U.S. Gymnastics girls were front and center. One thing is certain; it made me realize how much I miss football! I can’t ever […]

When Giants Fall

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When Giants Fall

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 […]

An Observation of Chewbacca Mom

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An Observation on Chewbacca Mom

Unless you’ve been visiting a galaxy far, far away for the past week, you have no doubt felt a disturbance in the force. All the brouhaha started when Candance Payne, affectionately known as “Chewbacca Mom” innocently laughed her way into social media history. You could even say, “the force is strong with this one.” The […]