Reading Time: 3 minutes I don’t know about you, but I have often been told that I have a tendency to be my own worst critique. Obviously, this is something that a lot of people wrestle with, but I think for men, this might be more common. It doesn’t even really matter what we do, the root issue is still the same. At our very core, we struggle deeply with pride.
Reading Time: 3 minutes One of my biggest frustrations with western Christianity is our tendency to fake spiritual maturity. We use theological words and phrases that sound impressive but they have little meaning in our daily lives. Our default reaction is to lie about our situation or at least spin the struggle to make it appear as if we’re handling it in a more mature manner than we actually are. Here’s the problem with that mentality: sick people don’t get better by pretending they’re not sick. Sick people find help and healing by admitting they have an illness and seeking out help.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We are often confused about the question of how we should serve God? We know we are called to work for God. We see others doing many different things to advance the Kingdom. Some seem more extreme than others. Some of the roles make us downright uncomfortable. We don’t think we could ever get in front of people and speak or evangelize on a street corner. So what does God expect as our reasonable service to Him?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The death and resurrection of Jesus are critical to the Christian faith. It’s not hard to believe Jesus died, after all, death is the intended result of crucifixion. But it is harder to believe in Jesus’ resurrection. People don’t usually come back to life. But does this mean it didn’t occur? People have come up with theories to explain away the resurrection of Jesus. How can you be sure the resurrection of Jesus was a historical event? I asked some of Christianity’s leading thinkers why they were certain. Here’s what they said.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As we reflect on Good Friday, we turn our somber attention to the bloody cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. Could it be possible for something to happen that was more terrible than this? Could any injustice be greater? Could any loss be more painful? Could any suffering be worse?
Reading Time: 5 minutes We all long for a personal encounter. With family, friends and most of all our Savior. Emotionally we are drawn to stories or films that are a tearjerker, we want to feel, and experience being loved. Our heart is moved with compassion because we relate to what we are seeing. Maybe it reminds us of a childhood memory that we want to live over again or a painful experience that we are trying to forget that has changed us forever. The true reality is that Jesus will never leave you or forsake you in any condition. When we let Him in, He becomes personal.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As Christian men, we are charged with the great responsibility to provide, protect, and be the priest of our homes. There is so much to unpack in each of these topics. However, let’s talk about our responsibility for ‘Providing’. It is more than the purchase of stuff and things. Not that these things are not important there is just something greater, something higher than we need to provide. We need to provide a legacy for our families.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I know I’m not the only Christian that gets anxious. Maybe you are a planner who struggles to give up control. Maybe you’ve had a really troubling past and are haunted by the hurt that you’ve experienced. Maybe you’re in a really difficult season of life and don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, Jesus provides the cure. In Matthew 6, Christ says, “Do not be anxious about your life” and provides us with 3 gospels to help us combat our daily anxiety.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Should a Christian man have pride in his work, family, and craftsmanship? What is the difference between the sin of pride and the healthy confidence I have as a man? As we study the Bible, we see a clear definition of the sin of pride and learn we can still have strength and confidence as a Christian. Here are some signs of pride.
Reading Time: 4 minutes We have all been in seasons where the darkness has overwhelmed us. Our understanding fails us and our sense of God is lost in inner anguish. We lament over things that have been long gone but it feels like it just happened. Heaviness and despair can be our companion more often than we would care to admit. But in this place of darkness is where God can do His greatest work.