The Battle for Men’s Souls

The Battle for Men’s Souls

Several years ago I attended a men’s discipleship training conference with Patrick Morley in Orlando; the first session was entitled, The Battle for Men’s Souls.  We were presented with some sobering statistics related to men–both inside and outside...
Where’s our joy?

Where’s our joy?

We recently began teaching a new Sunday school series in 1 John. In the introduction of the book, John explains to his readers that fellowship (communion) with Christ produces joy; he instructs them that their joy would also overflow back to him as his joy.   Eugene...
A Man and His Family

A Man and His Family

Outside of his personal devotion to Christ—I can think of no greater priority for men than their families.   However, we’ve created a culture (even in the church) that steals men away from their God-given mission at home.   Families are struggling because men are...
Renewing Our Passion for God

Renewing Our Passion for God

One of the things that I have noticed in life is that our “love” seems to dwindle over time…. that is, our early passions seem to loose the time and attention that we once gave them because of new or different priorities.   This isn’t always bad,...
Staying Focused

Staying Focused

One of the great challenges of our day is to stay focused on the things that truly matter.  Most of us are preoccupied with our lives and surviving the daily grind.  We seem to manage the urgent, but we miss the important.  As I have considered these things lately, I...
Our Ambition in Conflict….is to Win!

Our Ambition in Conflict….is to Win!

The re-occurring theme in my counseling with men revolves around conflicts in their relationships–either at home or at work.  We all face conflict.  It is inevitable, but the concern I have is that the Christians I often meet with approach conflict with much the...