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...

Tally Ho Disciple-Making!
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Tally Ho Disciple-Making!

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20  If we are to turn men into disciples, then we better...

Authentic Friendship
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Authentic Friendship

Minute with Mike / October 2020 According to Facebook, you have 1,356 ‘friends’. They know where you vacationed, your political views and that you hate cats. But, how many ‘authentic friends’ do you have? These are the guys… …who know your story. And because they know your story, they know both your strengths and weaknesses....

The Ripple Effect of Investing in Faithful Men
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The Ripple Effect of Investing in Faithful Men

Investing in faithful men changes lives. In fact, it has a ripple effect we may never see that continues to multiply.   If you listened to Podcast Episode 29 with Dr. Ed Gomes, Director of Spiritual Development of the Flames football team at Liberty University, you heard his testimony of how his life was drastically changed by two young men who were willing...

5 Keys to Finding Faithful Men
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5 Keys to Finding Faithful Men

2 Timothy 2:2 is a verse I come back to over and over.   “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”  As men serving the Kingdom, we are entrusted with the mission to spread the Gospel. We are also entrusted with...

Are You Weak Enough to Find Freedom in Christ?
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Are You Weak Enough to Find Freedom in Christ?

In Boredom and the Battle for Sexual Integrity, we challenged you to study Brad Hambrick’s article on 19 Possible Motives Triggering Your Porn Consumption. In it, he points to 2 Corinthians 11:30, “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.”  The question he asks us to consider is, “Are you willing to boast (verbally put on public display)...

Boredom and the Battle for Sexual Integrity
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Boredom and the Battle for Sexual Integrity

It’s the end of a long and stressful day. Your family is feeling it too. This new school-from-home, work-from-home, everything-from-home season is taking its toll. When it’s finally time for the kids to get to bed, your wife is exhausted and decides to turn in early too, but you stay up a bit just to unwind.  It’s a common...