God’s Presence Shapes Us Into Men

by Authentic Manhood
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 […]

The Answer to Our Suffering

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The Answer to Our Suffering

Suffering. Who wants to talk about it? Yet what man doesn’t want an answer to his own suffering? The surprise of the New Testament is that no final, explicit answer is given for our own individual pains and tragedies. The answer presented instead is something completely unexpected—the suffering Jesus. Crucifixion is probably the cruelest way […]

The Place Every Man Needs

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Recently I took a backpacking trip through the Big Frog Wilderness in Tennessee with my good friend Brian. In all designated wilderness areas, there are no trail blazes (easy to get lost), no bridges across streams (learn to ford them or turn around), and remote enough so that there are no crowds to preserve the […]