The Complicated Life of Lazy Boys
Mar 24, 2015
Before we can escape patterns of laziness, we need to understand patterns of laziness: that we’re shackled by cycles of sin — retreat and repeat — and that it’s not easy to escape. We need to know what we need — where and how God’s grace comes to the lazy man.
Older Men, Younger Men Need You
Mar 10, 2015
There is a sad and wide gulf between older men and younger men today. Generational discrimination and segregation are alive and well, discouraging. Here are five things young men need from older men in the church.
The Single Person’s Good Desire for Sex
Feb 3, 2015
Single Christian, your desire for sex is not shameful or ungodly, but a gift meant to lead you to more of God.
The Epidemic of Male Body Hatred
Oct 15, 2014
Many men believe that if we could just appear confident, sexy, intimidating, competent, and super-human, then we’ll be happy.
How God Embraces the Embarrassed
Oct 1, 2014
Whether it’s a laughable underwear-on-stage experience (laughable later), or a deeply unsettling loss of integrity, embarrassment is a besetting quality of human life. It lurks and stalks beneath the surface of our circumstances, waiting to sink its teeth into…
What Gossip Says About God
Sep 25, 2014
What we say reveals what we believe. We can’t hide it. Fresh water, salt water, and the like (James 3:11–12). Some forms of speech reveal in a more straightforward manner: “I believe the sun will rise tomorrow.” Thanks. Others are…
Do You Hate to Wait?
Sep 17, 2014
Praise God we don’t always get what we want when we want it.
How God Cares for Those Who Don’t
Sep 13, 2014
Apathy is a season. God will not let us not care forever.
Sep 2, 2014
Jealousy is tyrannical. It is catastrophic. It is metaphysical. It feels as if every particle of self-control you have in your entire being is vaporized in one fell emotional swoop.
Talking About “Man-Boys”
Aug 13, 2014
“Man-boys” aren’t first and foremost struggling with being men, but with being human.
Autocorrect and Indwelling Sin
Jul 24, 2014
Slowing down your sanctification doesn’t mean you’re backsliding, in the same way that slow, intelligent repentance takes deeper roots than rash and uninformed repentance. Here are two ways to slow down in your sanctification, and hopefully begin hacking away at a lot of unnecessary anxiety.
Putting Off Cynicism
Jan 23, 2014
Cynicism is the attitude that encapsulates the ethos of twentysomethings par excellence. It is, I think, the most covert negative emotion. We harbor it in Christian garb: cynicism toward immature men (“man-boys”), hipsters, a denomination or movement, clichés, and…