Why young Christian men choose radical Islam


There’s been much hand-wringing over ISIS’s success in recruiting young men from the West to join their holy war. Why would these men exchange safe, comfortable lives to fight for a bloody death cult? And why did these men abandon Christianity in the first place? [Read more...]

Use the 10-10 format to teach men

10-10 format

Whenever I speak to men’s retreats, I use a 10-10 format. I speak for about 10 minutes – then the men discuss questions for 10 minutes. The results have been astounding. [Read more...]

It’s time to redesign the men’s retreat

Alone on Dock

It’s time to re-design the men’s retreat. If it’s just another church service with some intermural basketball, men won’t come. If you’re asking men to give up a weekend you’d better offer a mind-blowing experience that’s different than what they already get at church. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part 3)


Men’s League is an extremely simple, lightweight church-planting model that focuses like a laser on the development of men within small teams. In this post, I’ll answer some questions and discuss a few advantages to the approach, which comes straight out of the Gospel of Luke. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part two)


If I were planting a church it would look nothing like the model we know today. Instead, I’d pattern it after the model I see in Luke 6, 8 and 10. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part one)


So here’s my crazy idea: what if we could plant a church where discipleship is the dog and worship is the tail? [Read more...]

Why I’m not too excited about church planting

Church sign

Is church planting really the best way to reach the world? Are non-Christians crying out for another worship service? [Read more...]