Does a lack of men lead to liberalism? (part 1)

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In the past five years several mainline denominations moved to the left, particularly on issues surrounding relationships, homosexuality and gender identity. In 2009 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America allowed same-sex marriages. Last summer Presbyterian Church (USA) came within a handful of votes of doing the same, but backed away from the cliff at the [Read More...]

Why Boys Need Honor

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Perhaps no character trait embodies healthy masculinity more than that of honor.  Honor is the soul of masculinity.  It is a code that a man lives by that lifts him above mere mediocrity and survival.  It allows him to use the incredible power that God has endowed him with to lift the lives of others [Read More...]

Men, superheroes and church

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For decades churches have had difficulty engaging young men. Not only are guys under 30 underrepresented in worship services, they’re also largely absent from men’s events. The usual men’s ministry lineup of Bible studies, pancake breakfasts and annual retreats seems to hold little appeal. So what does appeal to young men? Superheroes. Comic books, films [Read More...]

The Heart of Masculinity

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...]

When a Man Faces Absolute Horror

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New York Timesbestselling author Adam Makos and I recently released a new book titled VOICES OF THE PACIFIC—the long awaited oral-history project featuring untold stories from the Marine heroes of WWII.   The past few weeks I’ve been providing a special preview inside the covers of the book.   For today’s story, listen to RV [Read More...]

Why men have stopped singing in church

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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...]

Never Forget: War is War

Dan Lawler

Over the last few weeks I’ve been giving you a special preview inside the covers of VOICES OF THE PACIFIC, the new book that I wrote along with New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos.   Today’s story comes from front line machine gunner Dan Lawler, who relates a powerful and poignant story about the first time [Read More...]

Should I Just Smash My Kid’s Phone?

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard it. I finish teaching a parent workshop or answering a parent’s question about social media, and the parent will just shake their head and ask, “Wouldn’t it just be easier if I just smashed my kid’s phone!” I think most parents of teenagers have felt this [Read More...]


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