Men’s Battles

A men’s group I attend is reading Bill Perkins, Six Battles Every Man Must Win. The battles are identity, personal holiness, family, pain, friends, and faith. In speaking of these battles, he uses Biblical stories of David’s “mighty men.” They started out as a motley crew–“All those who were in distress or in debt or…

“Child-Man in the Promised Land”

On the prolonged adolescence of young men today (via Rod Dreher). It’s 1965 and you’re a 26-year-old white guy. You have a factory job, or maybe you work for an insurance broker. Either way, you’re married, probably have been for a few years now; you met your wife in high school, where she was in…

“Flags of Our Fathers”

I’m preparing a talk on fatherhood for a men’s meeting tonight. I’m going to be mentioning James Bradley’s book, Flags of Our Fathers, which is a chronicle of his journey to understand better his dad’s experience on Iwo Jima and after. While thinking about this, I recalled my review of the movie (and then remembered…

Men and Church

Why Orthodox Men Love Church, by Frederica Mathewes-Green. Among the reasons: challenges, clear disciplines, a goal, no sentimentality … and more.

Shattering a Myth

Have you heard the one about women having to get in more words each day than men? Not true. Both use about 16,000 words a day. Someone finally got around to counting.

Men’s Ministry

I’ve updated and expanded a webpage I put together a few months ago on ministry with men.