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Lead Her Like Christ

November 21, 2011 by


Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. (Eph 5:22-23) We live in a fallen, sin-marred word that is fundamentally broken from the inside out. Understand that. We […]

What’s Your Legacy?

November 14, 2011 by


Men – Christian and heathen alike – need to leave a legacy. We need to leave something behind when we die. In a very real sense this is what ties us to our families and to civilization as a whole.  But beyond being a mere anthropological concern, it is a Biblical imperative. Under the Law, […]

Let’s Talk About TULIP

November 13, 2011 by


I think John Calvin might be one of the most controversial figures in church history. In many circles (those branding themselves as “reformed” or even “Calvinist”), Calvin is a monolith. He is a giant of almost titanic proportions, the instigator of “Calvinism”, an all-encompassing system of theology – a way of thinking about God. Calvinism […]

Who’s Got Your Airplane?

November 7, 2011 by


“Avionics?” “Good.” “GPS?” “On.” “Strobes?” “On.” “Flight controls?” “Check.” “Fuel mixture?” “Is rich.” “Flaps?” “Down.” These were some of the last words my Uncle Fred and I exchanged before taxiing onto runway 22 at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. It doesn’t take much more than some basic reading skills to read off the checklist like Uncle […]

Accountability Q&A

November 1, 2011 by


A couple of weeks back for Manliness Monday I posted a brief article on the subject of men’s accountability. I think that’s a hot subject for Christian men everywhere, because it’s something we all know we should be doing more of than we are. Since then, I’ve been overwhelmed by the response I’ve gotten from […]

God & Courtship: Addendum

October 24, 2011 by


Last Sunday (the 16th) I taught a lesson in the Family-Integrated Bible Study at First Baptist Church-Las Colinas entitled God & Courtship. You can listen to the full audio here. The gist of the message was that there are some principles laid out by Scripture regarding God’s purpose for marriage and God’s purpose for pre-marital […]

What Kind of Man Will You Be?

October 17, 2011 by


Today’s manliness post comes in the forum of an audio. Yes, it’s fairly lengthy – but I hope you’ll take an opportunity today to download and listen to it. It’s lesson 21 in an ongoing series I’ve been teaching and this particular week it was all about manhood – and more importantly, what kind of […]

Some Thoughts on Men’s Accountability

October 10, 2011 by


Accountability. It’s something that, as men, we are constantly told we need. But at the same time I think most of us don’t have a really clear picture of what that accountability should look like. We’re told that it means we need to be calling each other out on things – that we need to […]

The Emancipation of Woman

August 25, 2011 by


This morning I have something fairly unusual to share with you: a video clip from a Hollywood film that got it right. The clip is from A Man Called Peter, a movie that is worth your time and certainly more profitable than anything else you are likely to turn on for movie night this week. My Thursday morning exhortation […]

Narnia != Allegory

July 26, 2011 by


I heard it today, for the third time in as many weeks. While the exact wording varies, the statements tend to go something like this: “Narnia is not as good of an allegory as <insert series of more recent books here> because <more recent series of books> has a clearer 1-to-1 correlation with stories in […]