Category: Character

3 Kinds of Men

In his excellent book, From Wild Man to Wise Man, Richard Rohr reveals a good lesson for men from Luke 6:6-11. In this familiar story, Jesus heals a man whose right hand is withered only to encounter the condemnation of the Pharisees. He points out that there are three kinds of men in this story: […]

The Man Who Amazed Jesus

I just read a story about a man who stood out so much, he amazed Jesus, who went on to say about him, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” What kind of man could bring about such praise from the Son of God? A humble, faith-filled warrior. Luke […]

He Made Every Effort

America lost it’s last remaining WWI veteran today.¬†Frank Buckles lied at age 16 in order to get himself enlisted into the Army. He died at age 110, one of only 3 veterans of WWI still alive in the world. Anxious to serve his country at the beginning of the war, Buckles went to a recruiting […]

3 Powerful, Fearful Men

We men like to think we are fearless, but when we are honest with ourselves we can admit to a number of fears that we often live with: fear of rejection; fear of loss; probably most of all, fear of failure. In John 18 and 19 we read of 3 men who, though powerful, experienced […]

Does Character Matter?

I have a decisive, clear-cut answer to that question: It depends. It depends on what kind of person you want to be, and what kind of world you want to live in. If we want to be people whose over-arching priorities in life are to pursue pleasure, power, possessions or prestige, then character truly doesn’t […]