Using cinema to open men’s hearts

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Film is the new campfire. It’s the shared culture of young men. And it’s still one of the most powerful pathways into a man’s heart. Men who may be afraid of the Bible are perfectly comfortable discovering truth from the movies they already know. [Read more...]

What church will be like in 50 years (part 2 of 2)

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These changes may sound horrifying to you, but in 50 years they will be the norm. And they will bring many advantages, particularly when it comes to engaging men. [Read more...]

Are You TOO Nice?

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  Years ago I worked alongside a difficult co-worker. This young man seldom had anything good to say to anybody. He was affable when he wanted to be. But he often interacted with people using sarcasm or putdowns. His favorite salutation, one used co-workers and even sometimes customers, was, “How’s Dummy today?” For the first [Read More...]

What church will be like in 50 years (part 1 of 2)

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In the same way WalMart took over the mom-and-pop store, a handful of megachurches will absorb thousands of other congregations – including other megachurches. They’ll do it by planting satellite campuses in thousands of cities and towns in America, delivering their teaching and music via video. [Read more...]

Is father love welcome in the church?

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Father love is like a vaccination: it causes momentary pain, but promotes long-term health. We hate to be on the receiving end of a needle, but we are better for it. [Read more...]

Boundaries Make Boys into Men

This past season, several high-profile college head football and basketball coaches have been vilified and lost their jobs due to the perception that they harshly enforced disciplinary methods upon a player or players in their program. I’m not defending these coaches’ methods as I do not know the situation, but here’s what I do know. [Read More...]

Can a man love God but hate churchgoing?

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More than half of the committed Christian men I talk to, when asked, will tell me they do not like going to church. [Read more...]

Gangs fathering the fatherless

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“A gang gives you something that nothing in the world or no amount of money can give you: a family, an acceptance,” he said. [Read more...]


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