A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

It’s alive! Well, maybe not alive, but that’s kind of the feeling I get at times like this. Let me back up. I’ve spent the better part of a day writing some custom software for my church. It’s purpose is to automate something that normally takes several steps so that it will be less of […]

Martin Luther King gave a speech that is commonly referred to as his “I have a dream” speech. The problem with the onslaught of politicians that followed the speech and want to ride on its coattails is that they always say, “I have a plan to reach King’s dream!” There is a big difference between […]

Steve Jobs is the current CEO of Apple. He is something of a rock star in the high tech community and has a legendary personality. Many, many people have heard him speak in person (myself included) and find him very persuasive. So much so that he is said to have his own personal Reality Distortion […]

Look, I’m basically a good person. This phrase always seems to come before the old, tired-out excuse that God won’t fry me because I’m not the worst of the worst or the best of the best. I show a lot of homes in my profession, and I often use the term, “It has good bones.” […]

I’m revving up my apologetics studies when I can find the time. I absolutely love it. There’s nothing more exciting than learning how to defend the truth that can’t be defeated. I know I’ll never have to hide a defect or cover up a hole in my argument. It’s just a matter of learning more […]

And so it begins. For the next two weeks, we will be listening to people talk about the candidates. They will be trying to convince you that the candidates are something other than what they really are. They will tell you things from all over the map in the hopes that you’ll latch on to […]

Perhaps the best story of the first step of discipleship is the story of the Good Samaritan. When many walked by a wounded man by the side of the road, this man showed an act of true compassion. “and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he […]

“Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.” Proverbs 19:18 Wyatt quoted this verse in a previous Push Up and, as I read it, I realized what a personal perspective it gave me. I know many parents work very hard to raise their children to […]

So, I’ve seen two of my favorite things to see in sports in the last twenty-four hours. One of my favorite things to watch are games played well by players at the top of their game who have the burning desire to win. Another favorite is watching something unusual that rarely happens or causes the […]

My wife and I often joke that when you see misbehaving children, you should slap the parents. Now, while I don’t advise assaulting strangers in public, the point is valid. When children are unruly, ignorant, or rebellious, the responsibility lies with the parent. And, if you claim to be a follower of Christ, it ultimately […]

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