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...

How Do We Reach Men? [Podcast Ep. 49 with Elmo Winters]
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How Do We Reach Men? [Podcast Ep. 49 with Elmo Winters]

How do we reach men? Elmo Winters of The Kingdom Group International has at least one answer for us in The Noble Man Podcast Episode 49.  “We are utilizing men to reach men.”  Can you think of a better way to begin than with bacon? The Kingdom Group International was birthed in 2014 to train...

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...

The Noble Man Makes Noble Plans [Podcast Ep. 37]
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The Noble Man Makes Noble Plans [Podcast Ep. 37]

Nick, Jonathan, Kylan and Jeff make up a small group of guys who meet weekly. This week they join Mike in the Noble Warriors office for a great conversation about noble manhood. The noble man makes noble plans and by noble plans he stands. Isaiah 32:8 Noble Manhood – honesty, intentionality, Men’s Fraternity definition of...

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. ...

The Noble Man Leads His Wife [Podcast Ep. 34 with Keith Tully]
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The Noble Man Leads His Wife [Podcast Ep. 34 with Keith Tully]

“The pandemic has shown people where they are in their marriages.”  This month as we focus on leadership, and Keith Tully of FamilyLife is here to talk about how The Noble Man Leads His Wife. After years of struggle in his own marriage, it was at a Weekend to Remember Conference that “God came down and raised us from the dead...