Three Little Ways to Welcome Men at Church

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With men, the little things matter more than you think. [Read more...]

Difficult situation? How’s your sense of humor?

Ed Pepping (l) and Al Mampre, together again in 2011.

Two WWII veterans, Ed Pepping and Al Mampre, sure knew a thing or two about surviving difficult situations. Let their example inspire you today. [Read more...]

Contract for Men

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With all the media coverage of men behaving badly (from Richard Sherman to Justin Bieber), I thought it might be interesting to revisit some of my thoughts on what healthy masculinity looks like.  Certainly these aren’t the only things a man should strive for, but they are probably a pretty good starting point.  They can [Read More...]

The Songs In Your Kid’s Headphones

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Do you know what the number one song on the charts is right now? Do you know what kids are gleaning from this song? I always find it fascinating to discover what young people are listening to in their headphones. Sadly, most parents who interact with their kids about their music only ask, “That’s song’s [Read More...]

Is Emotion Essential to Worship?

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If we judge worshippers by the amount of emotion they manifest, we’ve set up a situation where women will win and men will lose. [Read more...]

The Dangers of Steroids for Boys

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Many high school boys are involved in sports programs.  Sports can be a great vehicle to teach young men (and young women) a variety of skills and character traits that will benefit them for a lifetime.  However, in today’s competitive world many young men try to take short cuts to achieve their goals (as modeled [Read More...]

3 Tips To Get Your Teenagers Talking

Here’s a brand new little YouTube clip where I provide adults with 3 simple tools to “Get Your Teenagers Talking.” (click here if you don’t see the embedded clip) [Read more...]

The flipped church

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Flipping changes teachers from lecturers into coaches. It turns classroom time from talking to mentoring. The teacher is no longer the “sage on the stage,” but rather the “guide on the side.” What if we did the same thing in our churches?
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