Fathers Of Ferguson

Fathers Of Ferguson
There are many questions I have about all that has happened in Ferguson, MO lately. But one question reverberates through my soul more strongly than any other: What is the role of family, especially fathers, in this situation? There has been much commentary in the wake of the tragic events in Ferguson. Responses have ranged ...

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 1

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2
My two oldest kids are big fans of How To Train Your Dragon. When they heard that a sequel had come out, they made me swear that we would see it. I was agreeable to this because I also liked How To Train Your Dragon. I generally refuse to spend money on seeing movies in the ...

Movie Review: Ragamuffin 2

Movie Review: Ragamuffin
“A ragamuffin knows he’s only a beggar at the door of God’s mercy.” – Brennan Manning I recently watched a movie that rocked me pretty hard. Ragamuffin is a biographical film about the life of Rich Mullins. Rich was a singer/songwriter who impacted untold thousands of people through his music and his unorthodox stage monologues. His untimely ...

Book Review: Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham

Book Review: Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham
Dr. Voddie Baucham‘s personal story begins with growing up as the child of a single mother in L.A. His mother was an exceptional woman who sacrificed much in order to raise her son. He and his wife both come from families riddled with divorce and brokenness. So, the deck was stacked against him when it ...

Fathers Should Deliver Babies 3

Fathers Should Deliver Babies
This is just a quick update to let everyone know that my wife and I were recently blessed with the birth of our 5th child. You may recall a previous post that depicted our family’s reaction to the news that we were expecting a baby. Well, all of that has come full circle, and we ...

Divided: A Documentary About How Ministry Models Hurt Families 1

Divided: A Documentary About How Ministry Models Hurt Families
I recently watched a documentary called Divided. The documentary explored the question of how the family is affected by current models of ministry that segregate people based on age or demographic. It raises the question of whether this age-segregated approach to ministry is biblical (Spoiler alert: It’s not). If the concept of “youth group” is ...

Service & Sacrifice: The Essence Of Manhood

Service & Sacrifice: The Essence Of Manhood
What does it mean to be a man? We’ve all pondered this question either quietly in our own hearts or out loud in dialogue with friends. Eric Metaxas decided to add some food for thought about this question by doing biographical profiles of 7 noteworthy men from history. He turned his findings into a book. ...

7 Phrases To Have On The Tip Of Your Tongue

7 Phrases To Have On The Tip Of Your Tongue
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. – Prov 18:21 There are many tools a father should have in his fatherhood toolbox, ready to use at a moment’s notice. I recently read an article that supplied 7 helpful phrases (and the reasons behind them) that fathers should be ready for ...

Book Review: Visionary Parenting By Rob Rienow

Book Review: Visionary Parenting By Rob Rienow
Dr. Rob Rienow shares his story in the introduction. It’s a story about how he was a youth pastor by vocation, serving diligently in ministry, and giving vast amounts of time and energy to disciple other people’s kids. Then he would come home and be passive about the leadership of his own family. God convicted him ...

The Genesis Of A Father’s Delight

The Genesis Of A Father's Delight
My employer has a website where we post stories and thoughts from various employees within our company. Considering that Father’s Day was this past weekend, and that my employer knows that I’m passionate about fatherhood, they asked me to put together a little something about fatherhood for the website. So, I did. It’s a slightly ...
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