If you are looking for a great book that will explain God's design for men, you need to read A Guide to Biblical Manhood by Randy Stinson and Dan Dumas. Youth pastors, youth leaders, and parents, if you are looking for a resource to help you with inspiration, information and ideas on how to raise … Continue reading Review of A Guide to Biblical Manhood
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Steve Jobs passed away last night. I learned about it on my iPhone, read about it on my iPad, and am now blogging about it on my MacBook Pro. I owe much to the innovations birthed by Jobs and Apple. Steve Jobs was born to unwed parents, given up for adoption, and dropped out of college. Yet he left an undeniable impact on the world … Continue reading Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Sexual Purity & The 7th Commandment
The command is short, but the consequences for disobedience to it are devastating to relationships, to marriages, and to the human heart. "You shall not commit adultery." (Exodus 20:14) Jesus has unpacked this verse for us, so there is no doubt what all it includes. The extent of this command goes far beyond married men and … Continue reading Sexual Purity & The 7th Commandment
Can We Find a Man Like This?
Prison is not much of a reward for successfully fighting temptation, and not a typical one. But that is exactly where Joseph found himself after Potiphar's wife framed him because she was angry that he wouldn't let her seduce him. Put yourself in Joseph's position. His only real sin thus far, at least as far … Continue reading Can We Find a Man Like This?
One Man’s Legacy
Every man is a legacy OF other people (good and bad) and TO other people (good and bad). Our wise and sinful patterns of behavior are passed down generationally. This is very clear in the lives of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. As Genesis 26 opens there is "a famine in the land." (Genesis 26:1, 12:10) Think of … Continue reading One Man’s Legacy
How Dads Can Love Their Daughters
As the dad of a little girl, I really enjoyed this excerpt from Pastor Mark Driscoll about being the father of a daughter. Men, the way we parent our children, particularly the way that we steward that title of "father", is a sacred responsibility. I hope that these thoughts challenge and encourage you to love … Continue reading How Dads Can Love Their Daughters
Lessons from Samuel and the Sons of Eli
The book of 1 Samuel is a study in contrasts. In it, Israel's last two judges (Eli, a failure, and Samuel, a success) and first two kings (Saul, a failure, and David, a success) are presented. I know, and have known, a lot of Samuels; I've never met a Hophni or a Phinehas. Now, there … Continue reading Lessons from Samuel and the Sons of Eli
A Generation Who Did Not Know The Lord
"And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel." Judges 2:10 Joshua had led Israel through the conquest of Canaan, and now they possessed the land. While Joshua's generation lived, the memory of God's … Continue reading A Generation Who Did Not Know The Lord