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

“But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.” 1 Corinthians 15:20-21 The term “fallen asleep” is a euphemism for “died”. The term “resurrection” is not a euphemism at all. […]

“With great power comes great responsibility” – Uncle Ben Yes, that’s right. I just quoted a character from the Spider-Man universe. But, the line has become a part of pop culture thanks to the films. And, of course, it continues to carry weight because it is true. This is true for us as Christians, too. […]

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Leadership can be a spur of the moment thing and require nothing more than confidence and one follower. Opportunity, confidence, and some swagger can carry the day if you are not bluffing. “Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, ‘Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these […]

I had a business lunch yesterday that included some really great news. I’ve been working with a startup for almost a year, now. At that lunch, I found out that we made our first large scale sale. It’s the sort of thing that will sustain the effort for a while and help prime the pump […]

Some people just won’t take a risk even when the evidence is overpowering. Unless all the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed, something just may go wrong and the safe play is to do nothing or pretend you are taking the risk and hope for good results. Paul can be accused of many character […]

The recent atrocity in Norway causes a never-ending stream of opportunists to pour out of the woodwork. Everyone has a political statement to make that has little to do with the scores of families devastated by a madman. Some will even try to make a theological point. I’m reminded of the classic atheistic argument against […]

I disagree with the notion that all learning and knowledge is fruitful. The idea that ideas and words are just that and they do not have an impact unless acted upon is in error. The fact is that absorption often leads to inaction. A hard and fast life-rule can be diluted to the point of […]

“A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance. He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.” Psalm 112:5-7 Let me paraphrase: A good man will guide his affairs […]

During my very brief stint with US Navy ROTC, I had to do some interesting swimming training. At one point, they showed us how to make an impromptu life-preserver out of our bellbottoms (don’t judge, they were standard issue). During another test, we had to learn how to swim away from a burning ship. The […]

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. Despite taking me until college to finally understand what this proverb was trying to say, it makes a logical point. This is a proverb of the pragmatist. This is not a proverb of the dreamer. If you were on a game show, you’d take the […]

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