This is a post I originally wrote for Third Option Men. I thought it would be a good one for my readers here. Enjoy! While Jericho’s rubble was still a smoldering heap, a decree was given that none of the normal spoils of war should be touched… not a coin, not a cloak, not a […]
Every three months, I lead a hike to the top of a nearby mountain with the men in my community. This month, I thought the routine was getting a little stale, so we picked a new route: Off trail, straight up a rock slide.
Finding the Mini-Battles
What is it about men that makes them seek out ways to do difficult things together? I recently had the pleasure of taking part in a Tough Mudder. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, the Tough Mudder is an obstacle course/race/mud run/half marathon/pain machine. It is seriously intense and […]
CHURCH IN THE WILD. New Church, Part 2.
Sorry Jay-Z, your song has a dope beat, but I know there’s a church in the Wild. Admission: I’ve become an Easter and Christmas church-goer. ¡Gasp! I know. As someone basically raised in the church, attending every meeting and helping my parents before and after every service, this is a huge confession. But “the church […]
We Need An Adventure
Years of working with children, then youth, and now young (and not-so-young) adults has led me to a conclusion. We All Need An Adventure. An adventure of risk, an adventure of faith, an adventure of learning, an adventure of experience, and an adventure that will shape us for a lifetime. So many of us have […]
Mighty Men: “Day of War” Book Review
From the back cover: “Day of War is the first book in the Lion of War series–the intense, gritty, and stylistic portrayal of the Mighty Men of Israel, a ragtag band of warriors …” And it delivers. Wow. This is the REAL David, and the REAL Mighty Men. This is the warrior, not the watered-down, […]