King Herod was his name, and he did plenty of things wrong. That’s why I like this story. Herod acted just like any other guy is prone to act, including me. On his birthday, maybe about 30 A.D., King Herod threw a big bash for his high officials and military commanders, all the leading men [Read More…]
In anticipation of Father’s Day the following is Part 1 of a two-part article on the effect of father’s on daughters. Fathers have an incredible influence (positive or negative) on nearly every aspect of their daughter’s lives. Recently I read a chapter from the book, Silent War, by Henry J. Rogers. In this chapter the [Read More…]
Have you ever noticed that Christians speak normally to one another, but when they speak to aloud to God they lapse into a strange language and tone? I call this “prayer-speak” and it’s epidemic in evangelical churches today. Prayer speak sounds like this: Dear God, we need you. God, we just need your love. God, [Read More…]
All boys want to know how a man is supposed to act. Our model of that role is what teaches our sons what it means to be a man. But for those of us who were not blessed to be raised by a good role model, what does this look like? Below are some thoughts [Read More…]
It happened again yesterday. I was attending one of those hip, contemporary churches — and almost no one sang. Worshippers stood obediently as the band rocked out, the smoke machine belched and lights flashed. Lyrics were projected on the screen, but almost no one sang them. A few women were trying, but I saw only [Read More…]
This traditional church is growing by about 10 percent a year. The nursery is bursting with children. They recently expanded their sanctuary and parking lots and added a third service to accommodate the crush of people. Their mission and community outreach are broadening.
I was recently asked to speak at a large men’s conference. Besides speaking from the main stage I was scheduled to give two breakout sessions. One of the breakout sessions was on the topic of my newest book, Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half. Upon arriving at the venue I discovered from the participant guide that [Read More…]