Want a Good Marriage? Share Your Rules

Several years ago I was on a speaking tour of Texas with my wife when what has become known as the infamous “San Antonio Incident” occurred.  One day we stopped in downtown San Antonio and stayed at a wonderful hotel across the street from The Alamo.  Later that evening we took a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand [Read More...]

When a Good Man Gets Kicked in the Groin

New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos and I released a new book recently. It’s titled VOICES OF THE PACIFIC—the long awaited oral-history project featuring untold stories from the Marine heroes of WWII.   Over the past few weeks I’ve been giving you glimpses inside the book.   Today here’s Jesse Googe, a runner for [Read More...]

How a traditional church can grow again

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.
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Inspiring a Vision in Boys

My good friend, Tony Rorie, is the founder of a program called Men of Honor in Dallas, Texas. Men of Honor exists to make passionate followers of Christ by mentoring and training next generation leaders ages eleven to seventeen in the principles of chivalry, honor, integrity, moral excellence, and courageous leadership. They use a three-pronged [Read More...]

A Wild Night at the Red Cross Worker Station

Last week I offered you a special glimpse inside the covers of VOICES OF THE PACIFIC, the new oral history project from New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos and me. Today is a bonus story that’s only available off my coauthor Adam Makos’s website, http://www.valorstudios.com/   Katharine Singeris the sister of Marine Sid Phillips. She was [Read More...]

Why traditional churches should stick with traditional worship

I’m a member of Alaska’s largest church. It’s a lot like every other megachurch. We meet in a cavernous, windowless room with stage lighting and two huge projection screens. We’re led by a rock band and a casually dressed pastor. The service lasts exactly 75 minutes. Our church draws a large crowd that attends sporadically. [Read More...]

A Marriage That Lasts

What if God didn’t design marriage to be “easier”? What if God had an end in mind that went beyond our happiness, our comfort, and our desire to be infatuated and happy as if the world were a perfect place? –Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage   One of the greatest fallacies we buy into is that [Read More...]

When a Man Dies Instead of You

 Looking for a powerful book to read? New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos and I have just released our new book. It’s titled VOICES OF THE PACIFIC—the long awaited oral-history project featuring untold stories from the Marine heroes of WWII. The stories are raw and often desperate, yet they provide a real life look [Read More...]


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