Category: Significance

The One Common Characteristic

I recently returned to the States from 10 days in Africa to read that yet another act of shocking violence had taken place in an American high school. This time a 16-year-old student stabbed 21 fellow students and a security guard with a knife. Thankfully none were killed. Once again, the American public faced itself […]

Burundi mentoring project- post 1

Travel went well. Landed in Burundi and arrived at our accommodations about an hour ago.  Spectacular view of the Austrian Alps and then thunderstorm over Congo as we landed. Glad to be here! CraigMy greatest joy in life is my family. I know, that sounds like the comment you’re supposed to make as a man […]

One Man Matters

In a world of billions of people, where many wonder if they really matter—or whether they can make a significant difference in the lives of others, we now have yet another story that confirms, yes, one person can make a difference. The world just said goodbye to Nelson Mandela, a man born into poverty and […]

Adventure Porn

Numerous authors, Dr. Larry Crabb among them, confirm that two of the deepest longings for men are sexual intimacy and victorious accomplishment over a challenge. Call them intimacy and impact, or sex and significance, they have the same soul-deep pull for boys and men. We are well aware of the draw that sexuality has on […]

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, […]

Rules for Dads of Daughters

“There are three things, no four,” Solomon wrote, that were so amazing to him he could not begin to understand them. The last was “the way of a man with a young woman.” (Prov. 30:19) I agree, but right after that I would put, “the way of a dad with a daughter.” There is something […]

Failure to Launch

Perhaps you saw my comment last week on the Men Matter Facebook site in which I quoted radio commentator, Dennis Prager, who said, in reference to the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School: “The most important thing any society can accomplish is to build good men.” Since then I notice a predictable extreme of […]

Build Good Men

“The most important thing any society can accomplish is to build good men.” So spoke radio commentator, Dennis Prager, the day after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. My first reaction was to question his opinion. Though I believe deeply in the value of men and their impact in society, I […]