U.S. Senate Peter Marshall commented on social deconstruction (20 Centuries of Great Preaching Vol. 12 Waco: Word, 1971 p. 11-19): “The history of the world has always been the biography of her great men … There was a time in these United States when youth was inspired by (heroes) … when a picture of Washington or Lincoln adorned every […]Read More Heroes on the battlefield of everyday life
Men — Listen Up This Father’s Day! This Father’s Day, I’m reminded of a conversation I had with a father like me — a conversation that all fathers need to face. I just got done giving a presentation to a large audience when the usual line of people formed to ask questions or give their […]Read More Men — Listen Up This Father’s Day!
Carrying the Right Stuff? Strength is for service—Romans 15:1-2 Carrying burdens is something we do . . . as husbands, fathers, friends . . . as men. It’s hardwired into how God designed us, built us. We carry literal burdens; we carry figurative ones. Very little of our life is not spent carrying some […]Read More Burdens
Article by David Hulme taken from Vision.org Are moral standards in the eye of the beholder? According to one author, we’ve seriously lost our way. He says we are like men adrift at sea without a compass. As a result, moral dilemmas plague us as we look ahead to the 21st century. Something has gone terribly wrong. Many of us […]Read More Right and Wrong
The Holy Spirit begins, carries on, and consummates in us all spiritual feeling, all spiritual worship, all spiritual life and energy. There be nothing more hollow and unreal than religion without the Holy Spirit. That which is external and superficial, that which manifests itself in mere dress, and music, and routine service may flourish without […]Read More The Holy Spirit
What Constitutes a Good Mother? With Mother’s Day upon us, I’m going to talk about mothers—one in particular. To begin with, assuming one believes his or her mother is worthy of admiration, then said esteem ought to be expressed on a frequent basis and not reserved for the second Monday in May. Also, and with […]Read More Good Enough
People’s vocabularies are shrinking at a time when more and more people have college degrees. As Zach Goldberg notes, people’s mastery of hard words has been falling for well over 20 years, and their mastery of easier words has been falling for over 15 years. Meanwhile, a higher proportion of Americans have college degrees than […]Read More College students aren’t learning much, as taxpayer subsidies rise
I want to ask you a question. How many hours per day do you think? “I never thought about that.” So let me get this straight. You’re thinking all the time, and yet, you never think about how much time you spend thinking. That sounds like an addiction to me. I know, because I’m addicted […]Read More Thinking…
Husbands are Not Big Kids It is very common to make jokes about dads occupying the role of the biggest kid in the house; i.e. the biggest child mom has to raise. We even see it routinely on T.V.—Robert Young (“Father Knows Best”) and Andy Griffith were replaced long ago by Homer Simpson and numerous […]Read More No ha-ha.
In Chicago, officials warned about the risk of almost instant frostbite on what could be the city’s coldest day ever. At the same time, on the other side of the planet, wildfires raged in Australia’s record-breaking heat. This is weather in the age of extremes. It comes on top of multiple extremes, all kinds, in […]Read More U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes – The New York Times