• There’s no question, we are living in truly challenging times. Every few weeks another stunning world circumstance gets laid on[...]

  • Years ago I had a personal encounter with a passage from Scripture unlike any I’d had before. I realize that[...]

  • We are entering the Season of Light, the Light Festival, the Christmas season when so much of the world decorates[...]

  • shameMan, am I vulnerable to Shame! Those who know me, have heard me speak, or have read some of my blog posts, know I have a passion to see men (and women) freed from Shame. (I even capitalize the dang word because of its significance.) I'm often reminded that the root of my passion about this subject is my own vulnerability to the message of self-condemnation, and disappointment in self, that rears its head on a regular basis. Shame is the message that, not only did I do something wrong, but there is something wrong with who I am. Guilt is conviction about our behavior; Shame is condemnation about our identity. Conviction comes from the voice of the Holy Spirit. Shame is the condemning lie from the Enemy. I know all of this. Yet I am still vulnerable. My guess is I'm not the only one. Because Shame returns.

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  • "Jesus called the crowd to him and said, 'Listen and understand. What goes into a man's mouth does not make[...]

  • Have you noticed how frequently men will risk complete compromise of their values, their marriage and their reputation to pursue[...]

  • Do we see ourselves as being men primarily committed to telling the truth, or men primarily committed to building relationships?[...]

  • Ask just about any Christian man what God thinks of him and he'll reply, "He loves me." We learned this[...]