The Spiritually Younger Need the Spiritually Older

There have been a few older men who have seriously influenced my life as a Christian man. Let me name a few. There's my dad, who has been a model of a father and a husband that his own dad never was, which has taught me the possibilities of resilience and determination even in the face... Continue Reading →

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Taking God At His Word Is Probably The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do

Have you ever been given some advice that you knew was really good, but decided to just nod, say thanks and then not follow it? Story of my life. I've written before about my stubborn streak and how much I love listening to other people. I also like sarcasm. I was reading in 2 Kings today... Continue Reading →

The Church Culture of Shame

I was way too young to understand anything that went on in the Monica Lewinsky scandal that grabbed America's attention in 1998. I can't even remember when I first heard about it, to be honest with you. I would have been 5 years old back then, so even if I had known, I would have... Continue Reading →

Grace Is Something So Incredibly Radical

I've been reading Tullian Tchividjian's excellent book One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World the last week or so, and it is truly excellent. He discusses the need for a greater understanding for grace in a world that lives by and believes in what he calls "performancism," being judged and evaluated based solely on your performance.... Continue Reading →

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