Ordinary Christians


“The most effective work is done by ordinary Christians fulfilling God’s calling to reform within their local spheres of influence.” — Nancy Pearcey

MANHOOD 101: Making Decisions


I had the great pleasure of contributing to The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s latest series on “Manhood 101.” Believe me, I’m no expert but I made my feeble attempt to add to the conversation, primarily by standing on the shoulders of other great men I’ve learned from during my short time here on planet earth. You can read my … Read More

Packing Up: How to Fight For Your Family in Transition and Change

My latest article is over on the men’s channel at CBMW.org today: If you asked me a few years ago if in the span of three years I’d get married, graduate college, have a baby, live in three states, and work three different jobs — well, I’d probably slap you. Yet here I am once again with a sore back … Read More

No Little People: An Epilogue

At 6:15 on Tuesday, November 13, 2013, Vicki Sweetman stepped from life into eternity. When I wrote my article “No Little People,” there were few people on this earth that influenced me more than my Great-Grandmother. That influence came because of the way that she had surrendered totally and completely to be used by the Lord. Life isn’t over for … Read More

What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains

Hannah Farver has published an excellent piece dealing with that feeling we’ve all had: incredible smallness. I’ve never looked at Facebook before and felt small. Bored, annoyed, intrigued—yes. Never small. But as a couple hundred diverse lives updated their statuses on my feed, I suddenly felt, working from my couch, that my life was very unimportant. Businessmen in Korea are … Read More

Top Posts of 2012

It’s always good to look back on 2012. There are great gains to be had and exciting things ahead for 2013. Here were my top five blog posts from 2012. Apparently we’re all into reading, iPhones, and gender roles. Don’t worry, we won’t stop talking about those things in the coming year. 1. Essential Books for High School Seniors Absolutely one … Read More

I’m Thankful For the Electoral College

I may regret posting this tomorrow morning, but here are some wise words from Kevin DeYoung: I’m thankful for the Electoral College. You may not agree, especially if you live in Texas or California or Alabama or Vermont. There’s no “Christian position” on the Electoral College. But I’m grateful that our presidents have to go to every little hamlet in … Read More