The Big Picture: Who Is In Charge of Doomsday?

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I want to focus on an interesting question that seems to me very relevant for today, and the question is: “who’s in charge of Doomsday?” You might think that’s an odd question, but bear with me. For all of my childhood years and really for most of the second half of the 20th century, it was widely believed the world would end in a holocaust of thermonuclear war. To give you an example from my world, I grew up in a house with a bomb shelter. My father actually made a living for a while building t … [Read more...]

Church for Men 10: Rick Caldwell (Men’s Fraternity & Authentic Manhood) Interview

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[display_podcast]Have you heard of Men’s Fraternity? It’s the world’s most popular men’s discipleship curriculum. Thousands of churches around the globe have used this much-loved video series to challenge their men.Men’s Fraternity began in the early 1990s. Pastor Robert Lewis of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock saw his men returning from Promise Keepers rallies excited about their faith. But there were few resources to disciple them.So one Sunday Lewis announced that he was goi … [Read more...]

Church For Men: Why Men Aren’t Stepping Up

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[display_podcast]I attend a lot of men’s conferences. And the constant theme of these events is a call on men to live sacrificial lives. To step up and serve…to be heroes…to lay down their lives for their families, for their communities and for their churches.You hear the same call issued from pulpits. Preachers ask, “Why don’t we have more courageous men?”The fact is modern society doesn’t need as many courageous men as it once did. And it no longer rewards men for acting like men. T … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: It’s A Man’s World (Or Is It?)

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[display_podcast]Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri. The aim and hope of this podcast is to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues both in the Church and greater society. This week we’re again going to take in the View From The Back Pew, courtesy of the Backrow Baptist. And again if you don’t know a BRB, he’s one of the guys sitting on his hands in the back of the church while everyone else is clapping. But he’s a good Christian guy … [Read more...]

Church For Men: Is “Father Love” Welcome in Church?

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[display_podcast]Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle and founder of the Acts 29 church-planting network, has endured withering criticism from both conservatives and liberals, Christians and non-Christians, even as his church has become one of the largest and most influential in the nation.Mars Hill has been compared to a cult. Left wing outlets such as Slate and Huffington Post have been scathing in their critiques. There’s an entire web site devoted to Driscoll’s downfal … [Read more...]

Church for Men: Does A Lack Of Men Lead To Liberalism? (part 2)

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[display_podcast]Previously, I pointed out that as women have taken leadership positions in many of our mainline churches, men have silently removed themselves from the picture.  Interestingly enough, this has brought about a gradual move by many churches to liberalism – largely due to fundamental differences in the way men and women see the world.Men tend to prioritize rules first.Women tend to prioritize relationships first.We see these tendencies from the school playground to t … [Read more...]


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