Why Creativity Is Profoundly Christian

I recently wrote three posts for the Kern Pastors Network on the broad topic of work and the gospel. Below are the posts and a brief description of each. I’m thankful for the Kern Family Foundation, which has partnered with Southern Seminary on a major grant to bring significant programming on the intersection of faith [Read More...]

Despite America’s Consumerist Pace, Leaders Must Rest

I came across a terrific piece by Brian Howard of the Sojourn Network a bit ago. It’s entitled “You Have to Stop Working Sometimes,” and it’s well worth your time. This is especially true if you fit the model of the type A, driven, aggressive kind of person, regardless of what kind of field you’re [Read More...]

Will Ferrell, Kurt Warner, and The Meaning of Life

I recently watched the movie “Stranger Than Fiction” and found that it suffers from a typically cinematic kind of mistake: it equates real living with a narcissistic, irresponsible, work-shirking kind of life. That, quite simply, is problematic. The title character, Harold Crick (played by former Saturday Night Live actor Will Ferrell) muddles through life as [Read More...]

A Blueprint for Manhood in a World That No Longer Provides One, Pt. 2

Yesterday, I started a blueprint for Christian manhood. I want to note today that I do not intend this to be seen as the blueprint for this subject, as if I have received a direct revelation from God on how this all should take place. Rather, I am trying to do what all Christian parents [Read More...]

What’s More Valuable: Putting in Time or Preaching the Truth? Kingdom Considerations

The answer to the above question must be carefully qualified, in my humble opinion. Both pursuits, offered out of a redeemed heart, are honoring to God. God has given His creation and His people the opportunity to labor for His glory (1 Co. 10:31). As with all things that we do, we have the opportunity [Read More...]

When a Trailer Park is Just Right, Part Two: Responding to Thoughtful Comments on the Issue

I wasn’t planning on writing more about this issue, but the comments from yesterday’s post were so thoughtful that I thought it necessary to do so. To all who responded, I really appreciated your thoughtful comments. I’ll interact with them briefly below in an edited form, and you (and others) can feel free to respond [Read More...]

Last Day in the Office: Reflections on Working for Dr. Mohler

For the last three and a half years, I have worked on campus at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. For the last two and a half years, I have worked in the President’s Office, and a year and a half of that time has been devoted to research for an upcoming book on Christian manhood. [Read More...]

How Does a Man Choose His Way in Life?

This question came up in my brief series on manhood last week: is it wrong for a responsible man to be a toymaker? Asked anonymously, this question prompted much thought on my part over the weekend. I won’t yet answer this directly. Instead, I want to try and sketch out a framework by which a [Read More...]

Deciding What to Do with What Time We Have

This question came up in my brief series on manhood last week: is it wrong for a responsible man to be a toymaker? Asked anonymously, this question prompted much thought on my part over the weekend. Here’s my own answer, though I of course do not propose this as the answer, merely the best I [Read More...]


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