Can a man love God but hate churchgoing?

Asleep in church

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...]

3 Powerful Weapons Against Porn

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  Early in the morning at a recent conference, I deliberately decided that when lunchtime arrived, I was not going to eat dessert. I wanted to be sharp that afternoon. I was scheduled to interview an author, and I didn’t want a big glop of sugar muddling my system. Lunchtime arrived. I expected to eat [Read More...]

Sex Education—Why Parents are the Best Teachers

That's My Teenage Son

With all the negative outcomes regarding promiscuous sexuality, it is especially important that our pre-teens and teenagers be properly educated about the dangers involved. But it’s difficult talking to your kids about sex. That’s why many parents today leave the sexual education of their children to the schools. Because it’s difficult (and it is difficult [Read More...]

Why hell went out of fashion

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The Christian story of eternal judgment is being replaced with a series of secular ones. These non-religious doomsday scenarios are being advanced by scientists. The media tells us daily they’re certain to happen. [Read more...]

Why Young People Should Read Books about WWII

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  I’ve authored or coauthored five books about World War II, and one consistently repeated comment that comes my way from reader feedback sounds something like this: ·         “Great book. Every young person in America should read this.” ·         “I read this book, then bought a copy for my son.” (or grandson, or nephew) ·         [Read More...]

Symbols of Glory–Why They Matter

Rifle

All men have a yearning for greatness, for significance. We want to know we came from a noble heritage or lineage. My great-grandfather, Olaf Landsverk, immigrated to this country from Norway in 1916 as a teenager. Because we come from a Scandinavian bloodline, my son likes to think he is descended from Vikings. He likes [Read More...]

Kids Hiding Online Behavior from Parents

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“Here’s your iPhone Brandon. Don’t break it.” And that’s all the training and instruction Brandon gets. It’s a sad fact, but most of the parents in America hand their kids devices with Internet access and never give them guidance or boundaries, teaching them discernment. So are kids being responsible with these devices? It’s an assumption [Read More...]

What if Jesus applied for a job at your church?

Jesus the businessman

“I’m sorry Mr. Nazareth, but I’m having a hard time seeing where that kind of ministry fits into our church’s strategic plan.” [Read more...]


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