Category: Redemption

“Not a Whole Lot’s Gonna Stand in My Way.”

Guest post from Jim Hughes of Peregrine Ministries in Charlotte, NC I live in NASCAR country and have heard many times of the success and fan enthusiasm surrounding the organization named Hendrick Motorsports. It’s the most winning organization in NASCAR. After watching this video, Richie Parker: Drive, my ideas of what might make an organization […]

Dangerous Play

“What did ‘play’ mean for you as a boy? What does it look like now?” Those were the deceptively profound, seemingly innocent, questions posed to me, and a group of men, at a Brotherhood Adventure last week in the Poudre River Canyon, west of Fort Collins, CO. By the end of the conversation I thought, […]

Freedom From Shame

One of the most destructive forces in the lives of men is shame. It’s the conviction that there is something profoundly, uniquely and permanently dysfunctional about who I am. It’s deep, it’s defective, it’s only true of me and it’s permanent. You scratch the surface of just about any self-protective and harmful action of men, […]

Disappointed For You, Not In You

Ask just about any Christian man what God thinks of him and he’ll reply, “He loves me.” We learned this a long time ago; and it’s true. But with most men, if you were to probe a little further to explore if there are any other feelings God has toward them, they would add…”He’s disappointed […]

Help and Hope

Just a month ago, as I post this, 33 Chilean miners were miraculously freed from their underground grave of 69 days. The whole world watched the miracle unfold. The survivors have already gone on to global fame, including one who completed the New York Marathon. But experienced psychologists warn that these men will in all […]