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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where Have All the Good Men Gone?

February 26, 2011 by


The Crisis “Where have all the good men gone?” – It’s a question we ask so much it’s become a cliche. The lack of mature men to step into leadership roles in their families, churches, and communities has long been a concern in evangelical Christian circles. And, if Kay S. Hymowitz’s piece in the Wall […]

Tell Me a Story: Rhyme and Reason

May 13, 2010 by


I have always been fascinated by poetry. First it was epic poetry. I think my life – and my literary tastes – were profoundly changed when a friend introduced me to Beowulf for the first time. I think I must have been thirteen. Shortly after that it was the Song of Roland and the Lay […]

Tell me a story: Rolf

May 1, 2010 by


I love to write. But I love to write some things more than others. Some kinds of writing come natural to me, others I have to strain and work at. Each story is its own fictional world, and some of those worlds are more real to me than others. But of all of them, Rolf is […]

The Gentleman Adventurer on Men – Pt 9

April 11, 2010 by


Final Reflections There are too many books and too many people out there figuratively “beating up” on men – criticizing them at every turn for every flaw, and telling them that they need to be more sensitive, more understanding, and more caring. And there are too many people extolling the virtues of masculinity without understanding […]

The Gentlemen Adventurer on Men – Part 8

April 10, 2010 by


Socialization Masculinity itself is incomplete without the two forces of socialization described above. Man at some point must come to terms with God. And at some point he must “settle down” – forever bind himself to one woman and her children, to be their provider and protector. If he does not, he faces temporal and […]