I’ve talked to a lot of guys who’ve quit going to church. Their reasons vary, but a significant number fell away when they became disenchanted with their preacher. Read more

To his credit, Stanley quickly apologized for disparaging small churches. But his comment was based on two other questionable assumptions. Read more

It’s not merely nominal Christians who are putting aside weekly worship: fervent believers are becoming irregular in their church attendance, too. Read more

Why did these boys come week after week? Not because of my superior leadership skills. I’m sure of that – because I wasn’t leading. Read more

A successful men’s retreat begins well in advance – by organizing men into teams. Build relationships and team identity long before the retreat begins. Help the men bond by issuing team challenges throughout the weekend. And keep the team structure and point system going after the retreat concludes. Read more

The most valuable thing a man can take away from a retreat is a group of men he continues to hang out with after the retreat is over. Read more

I’m going to use my next three blog entries to lay out a plan for a different kind of men’s retreat. This week we’ll look at how we might call and organize men into teams before the retreat takes place. Read more

We live in the most peaceful, prosperous society in human history. Yet the electorate rages like an agitated toddler. Read more

Jesus did not shy away from the promise of reward. He did not worry that he might appeal to the flesh. He showed us that it’s perfectly healthy to motivate men by helping them understand the rewards they accumulate when they serve the kingdom of God. Read more

…unless you get one thing right first. Read more

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