Category: Courage

Prince of Peace? Not Yet.

This time of year we are reminded of the prophetic words in Isaiah that foretold the coming of the Child who will be called the Prince of Peace. But as I have been recently reading in the gospel of Mark I’ve been struck by the verbs and statements that describe the story of Jesus’ impact […]

Just Show Up

For over 35 years I’ve regularly been in speaking situations–whether one-on-one, small group or large gatherings. Almost every time I have hopes that the occasion will be life-changing, memorable, transformational. There’s probably nothing wrong with desiring a positive result. But I really have no right to conclude I know what the best result is. And […]

Not-Yet-Men

One of the best set of marching orders I know of for men is I Corinthians 16:13: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage and be strong.” Every one of those phrases is a good call to be manly. They resonate with the male heart: be vigilant, be faithful, […]

Getting Out of the Headlights

Not long ago I got together with a group of men who were good acquaintances, but hadn’t seen each other in a while. We wanted to catch up with each other’s personal lives, but I find that when you ask men, “Tell us what’s going on in your life,” they either respond with a deer-in-the-headlight […]