Why wait until you’re a grandparent? Take your second chance NOW.

One of the common statements I hear today when I talk with grandparents is, “I’m loving this second-chance at parenting.” I’m all for second chances and for grandparents making the most of grand-parenting, but it seems that if we first-chance parents can anticipate the need for a second chance twenty or thirty years down the [Read More…]

You know what… it’s OK to love the church. (VIDEO)

The church has come under fire these days, drawing harsh words from critics and bloggers every time a celebrity pastor fails. On one hand, I understand these critics… there are problems in the church, and there’s no mystery as to why – the church is filled with people who hurt others. We call these people [Read More…]

Do men want isolation? At least one does…

The problem with this desire to find autonomy, privacy, and isolation is that when we try hard enough, unfortunately, we find it. [Read more…]

Only men can change the boy into a man

“It’s becoming clear to us that manhood doesn’t happen by itself; it doesn’t happen just because we eat Wheaties. The active intervention of the older men means that older men welcome the younger man into the ancient, mythologized, instinctive male world.” – Robert Bly I remember the precise moment that I felt welcomed into the [Read More…]

What Are You Afraid Of? (book review)

I’m going to occasionally throw up a brief book review on this blog. I’ll be reviewing books that I have interacted with as a pastor, or that have addressed something I’m going through. Or both, which is the case with What Are You Afraid Of? by Dr. David Jeremiah. What Are You Afraid Of? examines [Read More…]

The Game With No Losers

I attended the Nebraska FCA banquet last night to celebrate what God is doing in the lives of coaches, athletes, and entire communities through the gospel. And then I came into the office this morning, and read a story about a football team that proved that football is not ultimately about winning games—it’s about using the [Read More…]


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