Monthly Archives: August 2014

The measure of a man: Raising Men of God

Raising Men of God One of the responsibilities of a Man of God is to help raise up the next generation of godly young men. Whether you have a son of your own or simply volunteer with your church’s youth … Continue reading

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The measure of a man: The Man of God

The Man of God When the Lord was ready to depose King Saul from the throne over Israel, he sent his servant Samuel to Bethlehem where a farmer named Jesse had eight sons (see 1 Samuel 16). The Lord told … Continue reading

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The measure of a man: masculinity in the church

Masculinity in the church The world’s definition of a man is remarkably similar to the alpha male seen in many animal species, but adapted to humans. We let food, sex, and intimidation define us in many ways. Competition often trumps … Continue reading

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The measure of a man: women

Women I grew up in a deer hunting family. From about June 1st through mid-November, all we thought about was the upcoming whitetail season. We went to the shooting range to practice. We spent weekends scouting public and private land … Continue reading

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The measure of a man: More insidious definitions

More insidious definitions Let me say it again clearly: there’s nothing inherently wrong with the things we’ve been talking about. I still obsess over professional and college sports. I grew up hunting and fishing and still fish as often as … Continue reading

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The measure of a man: Measuring sticks, part 2

Measuring sticks, part 2 Hiking in Corcovado National Park, once the rain started the howler monkeys began their chorus, presumably trying to keep track of one another in the noise of the downpour. It turns out that howlers just may … Continue reading

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The measure of a man: Measuring sticks, part 1

Measuring sticks, part 1 Somewhere deep in our DNA, it seems only natural to strive to be the alpha male. Our biological instincts tell us that we can be top dog if we assert our aggressive maleness. The simplest and … Continue reading

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