Church for Men: Why Informality Is Suddenly OK


[display_podcast] (Author’s note: This post originally appeared in January 2013. It was part of a series about the huge changes that are rocking Western society – and their impact on men and the church. I am not advocating these changes; I’m simply trying to explain why they’re happening, to help believers respond with greater understanding to those they may disagree with.) I’m one of the millions of viewers enchanted by one of TV’s hottest show – Downton Abbey. It’s the story of an aristocrati … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 40: Living from the Heart, part 3 – Fear


[display_podcast] Have you ever been gripped with that paralyzing fear that embraces your mind to the point that you’re too terrified to even move? Our unguarded minds manufacture the most insidious scenes within seconds if we let our guard down.  Don’t you find that to be true?  How can we see through the smoke screen of the enemy’s lies?I learned to pray Psalm 91 over my kids every day.  Oh, what sweet release to picture them surrounded by angels.  I have plenty of testimonies to tell … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 39: Living From the Heart, part 2


[display_podcast] For the complete story, listen to the podcast.Gentle words are a tree of life a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit; Proverbs 15:4 NLT Have you ever been in the company of an angry person?  Have you been the brunt of their issues being lashed out at you? Have you been tempted yourself to just give in to your baser self and say whatever you want to say, in spite of who hears it? The bible says a lot about out of control anger and our tongues are a major part of v … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 38: Living From the Heart, part1


[display_podcast]What is a religious spirit? A Religious spirits breeds bondage. It produces condemnation and blocks true liberty (see Galatians 5:1; Romans 8:1.) Religion creates only a form of godliness. This comes through regimen and repetition, not grace. We are to avoid people with forms of godliness (2 Timothy 3:5).  Religion corrupts and perverts. It holds up an unrealistic standard that cannot be attained because of the flesh. The laws of God are now written in our hearts and n … [Read more...]

Church for Men 11: Glen Dry of Sportsman’s Church


[display_podcast]Imagine a church that meets outdoors. Rain or shine. Next to a fishing hole. Around a campfire. There’s no shortage of men in this church. In fact, guys come early to go fishing – and stay late to talk around the fire.Sound like a little bit of heaven? It’s called The Sportsman’s Church, and it meets every Sunday night in Victoria, Texas, 125 miles southwest of Houston.Bring your bible – and your fishing pole.The founder of Sportsman’s church is Glen Dry. He was w … [Read more...]

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


[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...]