Made for Community: Steps to Becoming a Paul or a Timothy
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Made for Community: Steps to Becoming a Paul or a Timothy

Loneliness has been such an epidemic that the UK created a cabinet position for a “Minister for Loneliness.” And if it was a problem before the pandemic, how much worse has it become? How do you come out of a year and a half of forced isolation and reengage society?  Guys are infamous for not...

Focus on The Father
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Focus on The Father

The mention of Father’s Day could amass a wave of thoughts and emotions, both positive and negative. Some have been raised by a loving dad, some by a hurtful dad, and some who have had no dad involved in their lives at all. Your relationship with your earthly father may leave you feeling like you don’t have a great understanding of how to view a relationship with your Heavenly Father.  We do not need to look further than Jesus...

The Selfless Giver (Also Known as Mom)
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The Selfless Giver (Also Known as Mom)

Maybe you wouldn’t think of an infantry platoon commander in the United States Marine Corps pointing to his mom’s selfless giving as a top secret to his success, but that is what Brent Niewoehner does in his article The Selfless Giver You Already Know: What Young Men Can Learn From Their Mothers. In her sacrificial...

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. 52 with Clair Hoover]
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How Do We Reach Men? [Podcast Ep. 52 with Clair Hoover]

This week on The Noble Man Podcast Episode 52, Mike gets to recap our recent themes with Clair Hoover, Executive Director of NCMM (National Coalition of Ministries to Men). Clair gives his perspective on the variety of ministries and strategies that can be effective in reaching men.  Clair had a set plan for his life, but God’s plan was different. “If...

Go Outside and Change a Life
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Go Outside and Change a Life

When it comes to reaching men, we start with boys. What better way to do that than in the great outdoors?   “When you take a boy outside, and you give him a man, it changes his life.”  Did you ever think that something as simple as whittling a stick and roasting a hot dog over a fire would be...

How Do We Reach Men? [Podcast Ep. 51 with Robert Lewis]
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How Do We Reach Men? [Podcast Ep. 51 with Robert Lewis]

“What does it mean to be a man in the 21st century? It’s the biggest evangelistic hook in the church today.”  Mike welcomes Dr. Robert Lewis to The Noble Man Podcast this week to discuss a new tool for reaching men. Dr. Lewis has been creating biblical manhood resources for decades, and he was there in the beginning...

How Do We Reach Men? [Podcast Ep. 50 with Brian Doyle]
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How Do We Reach Men? [Podcast Ep. 50 with Brian Doyle]

Mike first met Brian Doyle in 2004 at the NCMM Conference in D.C. It was Brian who made the call for 100 men to step into Men’s Ministry, and Mike answered that call. You can hear the full story on Episode 1 of The Noble Man Podcast, In the Beginning. Brian, now the National Director for the Iron Sharpens Iron National Conference Network, has been ministering to...

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...