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 ...

The Gift Of Fatherhood 2

The Gift Of Fatherhood
“I don’t know. I guess he just had the gift of fatherhood.” I had just asked the young man how in the world his father had gained such fatherly wisdom as to be able to instruct his 4 sons so well. I expected a long-winded answer about how his father had learned much from his ...

My Interview On How Fatherhood Makes Better Men 3

My Interview On How Fatherhood Makes Better Men
You may recall that I published an article a few months ago called Did You Become A Better Man When You Became A Father? Shortly thereafter, Kyle Bradford from Fatherhood Wide Open invited me to be a guest on his podcast in order to discuss the ideas of the article more fully. I gladly accepted the ...
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