Men Stuff

Here are some links to some great articles, websites, etc., for men that I came across this week.

Enjoy,
Dale

1.) What is the Eternal Significance of Everyday Work? by Elise Amyx at The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

2.) Men’s Identity Struggle by Eric Hogue at Crosswalk.com

3.) Raising a Man in a Boy’s World by David Jeremiah, also at Crosswalk.com

4.) Power of the Home - a great new website, blog, etc., from Lifeway

5.) A Father’s Prayer by Thom Rainer at Power of the Home

6.) 8 Things to Know About Disciplining Your Child by Ryan Sanders at the Fatherhood Initiative Project

7.) 10 Ways to Help Your Child Deal with Bullying, also by Ryan Sanders at the Fatherhood Initiative Project

8.) The Good Man Project - This is not a website or “movement” (as they put it) that is coming from a biblical perspective. There is plenty of “the world” running in and through their material. However, there have been some useful articles that I’ve read since I ran across it a couple of weeks ago. I like very much their emphasis on hammering out what meaningful manhood is in our culture today, even if they don’t often line up exactly with where I might be. So, use your own discernment. And think to yourself… “Acts 17″

10 Ways to Be a Man of Integrity

great stuff from All Pro Dad

One of the best definitions of character we’ve ever heard goes something like this: “Character is what you do when no one else is looking.”

This is one reason golf is such a great life-lesson game. It’s the only professional sport where the participants call penalties on themselves.

But men of integrity value what is honest, true, noble, trustworthy, kind, and right ahead of personal gain. Once integrated into our foundational operating system, integrity ceases to be optional or “add-on”, but instead becomes a way of life.

Here are some suggestions that will help once we decide to make integrity a foundational value:

Click here to read these ten helpful ideas.

The Significance of Your 9 – 5 Job

by Brian Brenberg at byFaith Magazine

On Labor Day, we should honor those who serve the Lord 9 to 5. But if you think I’m talking only about pastors and preachers, then you need to meet a man named Stephen.

Acts 6 opens with the Greeks complaining that their widows aren’t getting enough to eat in the daily distribution. The apostles, meanwhile, are working so hard to feed the widows that they can’t find time to preach. And as the church grows, the problem gets worse. So, like good economists, the apostles propose a division of labor: They’ll stick to preaching and let the disciples find somebody else to serve tables.

When we talk about “full-time” ministry today, it’s the apostles we usually have in mind—people whose daily work is devoted to preaching and teaching. The problem is that most of us aren’t preachers, and probably shouldn’t be. Most of us are much better at jobs that fall into the “non-preaching” category. To put it in the language of Acts 6, most of us are table servers. And most of us have no idea if this work matters to God.

So does it?

Learn the answer as you read the rest of this article by clicking here.

No Man Left Behind: A Model, A Method, and A Mindset

from the good folks at Man in the Mirror Ministries

No Man Left Behind is being used by more and more churches that want to make men’s discipleship a priority, and want a process to follow. We’ll look at three different perspectives on No Man Left Behind over the next three Briefings: as a model, a method and a mindset.

  • A Model — A pattern to follow that results in building something that looks like the picture.
  • A Method — How do you make it happen? The Create-Capture-Sustain process gives you a method for helping men find and follow Christ.
  • A Mindset — The all-inclusive mindset means we break out of conventional “men’s ministry” thinking, and instead begin to think about how we can reach EVERY man that interacts with our church in any way.

Click here to read the whole post.