4 Odd Ways to Look at Marriage

Falling in love is the easy part.  But staying in love takes work and intentionality.  Here are four tips that will help your marriage stay healthy and last a lifetime: Look at the Big Picture Part of the fun of a long term relationship (of any kind) is the growing together through shared experiences, suffering [Read More...]

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

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...]

Do Only Men of Faith Achieve Greatness?

I was raised in an alcoholic home with all the disadvantages that environment brings with it. I was raised to believe that religion was a crutch for weak people and that all Christians were hypocrites. By the age of forty, after attaining all that the world says should make you happy and successful, I found [Read More...]

Church growth: it’s all about the pastor

Can I be brutally honest? When it comes to church attendance, nothing matters as much as the ability of the pastor to deliver good sermons. If a pastor is a good speaker the church grows. If he’s a bad speaker the church shrinks. [Read more...]

How to Be a Man of Awe

  “Dad,” said my 9-year-old daughter, Addy. “Some kid in the park asked me if you’re a celebrity. Are you?” “What did you say?” I asked, curious about how she answered the question. “That you sign autographs, speak all over the place, and write all those boring books for grownups. So I guess that makes [Read More...]

What Does a Man Look Like?

Last week we talked about young men thinking that they didn’t feel like men.  My advice to them was if they wanted to feel like a man they had to act like a man.  And the natural question that follows is, “What does a man act like?”  The following touches on just one example of [Read More...]

Is father love welcome in the church?

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...]

Go Ahead, Dude, Read that Novel

If you’re planning a vacation this summer, then you know there’s nothing like lazing by a pool while sipping a cool bottle of sarsaparilla and reading a good book. Let’s make that a good novel. That might sound strange coming from an author who makes his living writing nonfiction, but I hope that men everywhere [Read More...]


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