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...

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...

Are Your Hobbies Helping Others?
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Are Your Hobbies Helping Others?

Odds are, you’ve got something you enjoy doing in your spare time, something you would like to do even more often if you could. Have you ever thought about how you could use that hobby or passion for God’s glory?  Dennis Green of M40 Auto didn’t start out thinking he was going to start an auto ministry....

2 Truths for Men from Cornelius & Peter
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2 Truths for Men from Cornelius & Peter

Do you remember the story of Cornelius in Acts 10? Cornelius, a Gentile, was a good man. He had it all as a Centurion soldier – money, success, power, respect. He even did all the right things. A devout man who feared God along with all his household, he worshipped Israel’s God even though he wasn’t a Jew. He gave generously and prayed continually.  But he...

That They May Be One
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That They May Be One

Minute with Mike | February 2021 We are living in and through divisive times, even in the body of Christ. I’m talking about folks in the same church bickering with each other over various issues that surely don’t deserve the time or energy we give them. This is Satan is at work. Let us pray...

No More Moving Couches By Yourself
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No More Moving Couches By Yourself

What do you do when you’re in over your head?  To this day, if you visit my parents’ house, you’ll see the rope burn on the windowsill of the second story garage apartment. The divot is a result of the jerry-rigged operation my dad cooked up to heave a cast iron tub through that second-story window for an apartment he built for my grandmother. He needed help, so he assembled the troops – my mom, my five-year-old sister, and seven-year-old me –...

Building Men Must Go Beyond Fellowship
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Building Men Must Go Beyond Fellowship

Battle Briefing | February 2021 If we say we need to build men strategically and intentionally, then we need to have an idea for what that looks like – or perhaps what it doesn’t look like.  Recently, in our 1 Quick Question, we asked men if their church has a strategic plan to disciple men....

Laying a Foundation
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Laying a Foundation

Minute with Mike | January 2021 When I was working construction with my father in-law, our footing contractor was a believer who had 1 Corinthians 3:10-11 on the side of his truck.  According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building...

Build a Man, Build the Church
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Build a Man, Build the Church

Battle Briefing | January 2021 In December, we facilitated two meetings for some local pastors and men’s ministry leaders with Robert Lewis as our guest speaker via video.  Robert commissioned a Barna study on Five Essentials to Engage Today’s Men, and it’s eye-opening to see the changes that have taken place in men over the...

2020: A Year in Review
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2020: A Year in Review

2020 By the Numbers: Blog Posts: 118 The Noble Man Podcast Episodes: 40 The Noble Man Conferences: 1 Live & 2 Virtual The Noble Man Tailgates: 4 Leading Noble Men Conferences: 2 Top 10 Blog Posts: Leading Through the Coronavirus: 3 ‘Ls’ for Men [Podcast Ep. 2] Men, how can we lead well during the...