The “And Then Some” Mentality
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The “And Then Some” Mentality

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24  Working heartily and not half-hearted is what God wants from us – not just at work but in all the work we do. It’s a principle that can be challenging...

Holla Back!
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Holla Back!

Guys, here’s an easy tool to give men a really cool way to connect across seasons and generations in your church and community.  Get some guys together and play ‘Holla Back’. It could be a few or a whole room full. Here’s how it works…  Pick out a guy and give him a ‘Holla Back’...

Leap the Hurdle of Discomfort: Tips for Intergenerational Discipleship
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Leap the Hurdle of Discomfort: Tips for Intergenerational Discipleship

Here’s a question and a challenge for you – is God calling you to be a “wise guy” in someone’s life? What’s your next move?  Let me cheat and give you an answer. We hammer this point all the time – being a discipler is part of God’s plan for the mature Christian. As we grow, we need to bring others along...

Are You That Guy?
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Are You That Guy?

I need some wise men in my life. So do you. We can’t have too much wisdom.   Knowledge is valuable. Facts and data are incredibly helpful. But what do you do with what you know? How do you appraise, assess, and act on the information at hand? That takes wisdom.  Wisdom goes beyond facts.   Wisdom knows how to respond.  ...

The Value of Seeking and Sharing Wisdom
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The Value of Seeking and Sharing Wisdom

Our theme this month is April Wisdom – no foolin’.   I shared this lighthearted, yet somewhat sage, article when our oldest son turned 21. Written in 1920, 10 Things I Would Do If I Were Twenty-One offers secular “wisdom” that confirms biblical wisdom, and most of it is still relevant today. Good principles aren’t limited to one generation. Many of his musings fall into...

Last Minute Gifts for Spiritual Growth
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Last Minute Gifts for Spiritual Growth

If you’re still looking for a last-minute gift idea, how about making it a gift that will leave a lasting spiritual impression on your family?  Years ago, we started the tradition in our family to open one gift on Christmas Eve that will encourage each of our children in their spiritual growth. We like to choose a Bible, book, magazine, study, or another timely resource. Often, we’ll look for something that Stacy or I can participate in with them, so we...

How to Raise a Marriage from the Dead
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How to Raise a Marriage from the Dead

COVID has been a real eye-opener for many on the health of our marriages. Even The Wall Street Journal noted The Strain the Covid Pandemic Is Putting on Marriages.   I hope by now you’ve heard The Noble Man Podcast Episode 34 with Keith Tully of FamilyLife Ministry. He shares how God redeemed his “dead” marriage and brought him and his wife Trish to FamilyLife as missionaries who now get to love and encourage others in their marriages. ...

“Boys Will Be Boys, Unless We Train Them to Be Men.”
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“Boys Will Be Boys, Unless We Train Them to Be Men.”

So just how and when do we begin training our young boys for biblical manhood?  In his article How to Raise a Boy to be a Man, Carlos Santiago lays out 10 areas that are key to begin developing in our boys even from a very early age.  Carlos outlines the feelings of inefficiency many of us have faced when it comes to being the leader God calls...

Discipleship is Never Haphazard
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Discipleship is Never Haphazard

I want to share an article I found helpful as we close out this month’s theme on The Noble Man Podcast, The Noble Man Invests in Faithful Men. We’ve seen different ways discipleship can take place, whether it’s a Shoe Shine Ministry like Dr. Ed Gomes, or Front-Porch Discipling like Don Coleman, they all have one thing in common… intentionality. Carey...

The Noble Man Invests in Faithful Men [Podcast Ep. 31 with Bernie Ritterbush]
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The Noble Man Invests in Faithful Men [Podcast Ep. 31 with Bernie Ritterbush]

I met Bernie Ritterbush around 2005 at a National Coalition of Ministries to Men conference in Washington D.C., and as he reminds me, it was before the official launch of Noble Warriors. In this episode, we discuss the difference between discipleship and disciple-making with Bernie, who has been an intentional disciple-maker for almost 50 years. He’s worked with Christian Business Men’s Committee (now...