Church for Men 18: 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 17: 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...]

Church for Men 16: Where Are the Peters in Church Today?

[display_podcast]Donald Miller is the latest high-powered Christian man to admit he rarely attends church. The author of bestsellers, “Blue Like Jazz,” and “Searching for God Knows What” recently said he rarely attends worship services, and feels no connection to God while singing in church.I also cited the work of Dr. Michael Lindsay, who interviewed 360 of America’s most prominent evangelicals, 90 percent of whom were men. These well-known believers included athletes, CEOs, Hollywood st … [Read more...]

Church for Men 15: The Flipped Church

[display_podcast]In October 2013, the New York Times featured an article titled, “Turning Education Upside Down.” It’s about flipped schools, in which students watch lectures at home, and then do homework at school.Please take 5 minutes to read the article by clicking here.In flipped schools, students view lessons outside class on their computers, tablets or smartphones. Teachers produce their own videos, or assign web content such as TED talks, audio files, or other reading material … [Read more...]

Church For Men 14: Why Men Aren’t Stepping Up

[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...]

Church For Men 13: Is “Father Love” Welcome in Church?

[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...]