In our “In the Arena” men’s teaching series Bob Fryling, former National Director of Campus Ministries and Publisher of InterVarsity Press, shared his experiences and life lessons learned during his years as a grandfather. Here are his insightful thoughts. I know you’ll benefit from them. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In thinking through any direct biblical teaching on the […]
In our “In the Arena” men’s teaching series Clarence Shuler, founder and president of Building Lasting Relationships shared his thoughts on 7 Practices That Are Revolutionizing My Marriage. Take a look at his straightforward yet thoughtful points below. Almost without exception, the men I talked to afterward were challenged by #3! 7 Practices That Are […]
Those of us dads who have been blessed with a daughter, or two or five (!), know what a remarkable gift they are in our lives. But sometimes as our daughters get older and move toward other friendships and priorities in their lives, we dads can draw the conclusion that our role in her life […]
“The boys in the village must be guided into healthy manhood, or they will burn down the village, just to feel the heat.” African Proverb Once again, we are assaulted with the news of another “village,” this time a pleasant neighborhood grocery store in “safe” Boulder, CO, that suffers from the violent flames of a […]
“Put on the full armor of God…” Eph. 6:10-18 In our previous post we acknowledged that, while our challenges as men these days are numerous, and some of our skirmishes differ from those of others, for all of us the primary battle in our arena, is not against flesh and blood. Our true enemy in […]
In the past few posts, we have focused our attention on I Cor. 16:13. To recap what we’ve uncovered for men in the arena, facing challenges that surround us: Be on your guard— be vigilant; above all else guard your heart Stand firm in the faith— be resolute; place your trust in the name of […]
As men In the Arena, our theme verses in this blog series this spring are: “Be on your guard, Stand firm in the faith, Be men of courage, Be strong. Do everything in love.” I Cor. 16:13, 14 Our message this week focuses on the 2nd phrase in verse 13, “Stand firm in the faith.” […]
One priority compels us at Peregrine Ministries more than any other—connecting men in life-giving relationships with each other. Isolation breeds discouragement, self-condemnation and shame. Brotherhood feeds encouragement, hope and inspiration. We at Peregrine Ministries have seen the impact of this truth over the past months of social-distancing like no other time in our history. This […]
I was moved by the photography and message of this clip. It’s less than 3 minutes and definitely worth a look.
With Father’s Day right around the corner you may already be thinking of what you might want to say to your dad or grandfather. There’s a good chance your thoughts are also mixed with memories of regret or disappointment. I know how that feels.
American culture does a good job of creating, idolizing, and then rewarding, young men who are convinced of the following life principles:
- Life is a party. Rock on.
- You’re the master of your domain. You get to decide how life goes. Others are at your service.
- You’re special. The rules that govern others don’t apply to you. You get a pass.
- You’re invincible. You’re forever young. You’ll avoid the natural consequences of injury, illness and aging.
- It’s all about you. You’re the center of the universe. Grab it.