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

I passed a car with a back window that had quite a collection of caps in the back window. It was an impressive display of logos from a variety of companies. It occurred to me that many Christians have a variety of caps in life and, depending on how we want to be perceived, we […]

My church introduced a new elder this morning. Hearing just a taste of his life story was inspiring. Tom is now ninety-one years old and still a sharp man of God. He has been a Christian for seventy-two years. He’s been married for sixty-eight. In a church full of youth and young adults, Tom and […]

I have written many book reports, term papers, research projects, and even a thesis. I actually read the source material for most of those, too. The truth is that I wrote my share of papers after watching the movie, reading Cliff’s Notes, or even just scanning the index. Those weren’t my best papers, but those […]

I will admit to taking some offense at the idea that some commonly used tools are inherently evil and should be avoided. I’ve heard that about guns, TV, and the Internet. Some people believe that there is no such thing as a good use for these and so should be shunned and even outlawed. I […]

I’ve read many Christian marriage and relationship books. The good ones always start with an explanation of how men and women are simply different. There are different thinking patterns and different ways of processing information. A vast majority of our communication breakdowns involve crossed wires due to this difference. The basic idea is that men […]

“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by […]

It seems to me that most people view their decision about God as being in the same category as how they should invest their money. Saving for retirement becomes as important to them as what will happen to them when they die. Suppose, after I listened to several presentations on investing, that I simply stated, […]

As I was leaving high school, there was a popular T-shirt brand called “No Fear”. The slogans on the shirts were always about being that gutsy basketball player or the fearless football player. Some tried to be deep by telling kids to have “no fear” about grabbing life by the horns. They were everywhere, including […]

It occurred to me the other day that there is a continuum of just how physical and violent sports can be. My favorite sports fall all along that line. I can enjoy a close round of golf as much as the next guy. The last day of the Masters can get pretty exciting. Of course, […]

If you watch much NBA basketball, you’ll recognize these three kinds of players when it comes to complaining to the referees. There’s the kind that complain on every call. They act as if they’ve never committed a foul in their life and want an explanation each time the whistle blows against them. These guys tend […]

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