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Encouraging Men

Encouraging Men

So often, conversations between males center around non-threatening topics like sports, weather, cars, hobbies, and so forth. Males typically are protective of their feelings and emotions. They believe that if they let someone see their “underside,” they will be...

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Fishing in the Fog

Fishing in the Fog

It was a cold December morning in the San Francisco Bay area. As my fishing buddy, Rick, and I arrived at the marina, I commented that it was going to be a challenge to see many birds diving for baitfish with the heavy fog conditions. After launching, I reassured him...

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Men Who Fish

Men Who Fish

One approach to better understanding terms like disciple is to look into the biblical text and to review the historical and cultural context in which Christ’s command to make disciples was made. It was no coincidence that Jesus picked eight fishermen to be among His...

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Priorities for a Father

Priorities for a Father

Our nation continues to move toward what is known as a "fatherless society." One-third of children are born out of wedlock; twenty-four million kids don't live with their biological fathers half of all marriages end in divorce. Fatherlessness is a rampant and...

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Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Too often we get caught up in feeling that we need more education, more study, more teaching, more, more, more. When Jesus washed the disciples' feet, He was giving them a lesson in being the servant of servants. He didn't tell them what to do; He showed them. So when...

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Sports Ministries and the Church

Sports Ministries and the Church

It should never be forgotten that true ministry is not about slick programs or clever approaches. It's about discipleship and relationship building, with the ultimate goal being to reach an unsaved population with the Good News. To be eternally effective, the end...

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The Epitaph

The Epitaph

When Jesus commanded His disciples to count the cost of discipleship, He was effectively asking them to consider what their epitaph might be, what memorial words might be written on their gravestone. This is intended to be a short but precise description of a man's...

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