Men of grace

Six Ways I Engage in the Spiritual Disciplines

Thanks to Dave Jenkins for asking me to participate in this testimonial series on the spiritual disciplines. First, I’d like to say that the spiritual disciplines are a vehicle and not the destination. If spiritual disciplines are our highest aim, our aim is cheap and...

Growing in the Spiritual Disciplines

How do I engage in spiritual disciplines? Inconsistently. That single word describes two sides to my practice of spiritual disciples. On the one hand, I use the word inconsistently to describe my struggle with spiritual disciplines. Over the last twenty years, I have...

Benefits of Reading Through the Bible

I recently finished reading through the Bible for the sixteenth time. While this is a personal milestone I'm thankful for, I certainly am not boasting about it. In fact, when I consider that George Mueller, who was converted at the age of 20 and died at the age of 92,...
Hope for the Sexually Broken Part Four

Hope for the Sexually Broken Part Four

We have been exploring how the gospel rescues the sexually broken and restores purity by imputing the purity of Christ Jesus. Last week we examined the difference between genuine repentance and counterfeit repentance. This week we are going to explore how we must...

Fighting Sexual Sin with Joy in the Lord

Fighting Sexual Sin with Joy in the Lord

Joy may not be the first thought you think of when it comes to sexual sin. In my experience with working with those who are addicted to pornography they often experience a lot of guilt and shame, not joy and freedom. When I talk about joy I’m talking about joy in the...

Hope for the Sexually Broken Part One

Hope for the Sexually Broken Part One

There is a war being waged for the attention, mind, and affections of men. It is a bloody war that does not care about the number of casualties it consumes and there will be no cease-fire until every man is conquered and made a slave. This is the war against the...

A Charge to be Missional Men

A Charge to be Missional Men

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us a charge to make disciples of all nations and to teach them to observe the whole counsel of God (Matthew 28:18-20). This charge, better known as the Great Commission has become nothing short of the Great Omission in the lives of many men...

The Kind of Man God Wants You and Me to Become

The Kind of Man God Wants You and Me to Become

What kind of man are you? I remember six months before meeting my now wife Sarah of almost ten years being convicted by the Holy Spirit. I wasn’t living how I knew a Christian should live at the time. Instead, I was living contrary to how a Christian should live. God...