Monday, June 20, 2011

A Champion Among Us

Here's a great word from my good friend, Herb Devine, to encourage and celebrate the gift of being a Dad!

There's a champion in disguise among is likely this champion is not obvious to you. His deeds are courageous and life changing for those to whom he gives his life. He is disguised as a father. His humble cloak conceals his greatness, yet his deeds,in all likelihood, will form the character of the next generation.
His deeds include wiping noses and changing diapers, teaching his boys to work and his girls to guard their dignity. His job description includes providing a wall of protection, to guard his children's hearts; yet he must lead them to greater challenges--which at times seems more than they can bear, with in mind, the day will come in which he will not be there. This unnoticed hero is doing the vital work of instilling virtue, honor, and courage deep within the hearts of those who look to him for guidance. Their minds recall his praise, his encouragement, his challenge, and his correction for decades.
He must be in disguise because if the strength of his influence captured the public eye, they might tempt him away from his duty to his children for less noble endeavors. Giving all his strength and crying out for more, he does the arduous, often overlooked task, of being a dad. He may not receive the praise of a speech well given, a corporation built, or wealth accumulated--he may not receive our notice for his great physique, golf course tan or the sports car in his garage--but he is still a champion. He is a father. Without him, our culture will fall.
Best Wishes on this Father's Day!
Thanks, Herb!

Good reads on the subject include:

Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Basic Training: The Biblical Man

This is a phenomenal message delivered by Mark Driscoll a few years back. Great food for thought for men of all ages, and for ladies as well, since you all have to deal with us, for better or for worse!

For more Training & Instruction on Biblical Manhood, visit The Male Domain's Resource Page by clicking here! A few recommendations on the subject would be:

Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father's Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood 

Federal Husband 

Reforming Marriage 

Future Men 
The Calvary Road By Roy Hession

Monday, June 6, 2011

Missional Monday

Ed Stetzer has authored many books including, Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community, Comeback Churches, and Planting Missional Churches. In his book, Breaking the Missional Code, he writes:
Missiology is birthed from our understanding of who Jesus is. Jesus said, "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you" (John 20:21). Who Christ is and how he is sent matters. How we do mission flows from our understanding of God's mission and directs our missiology. How we do church is grounded in Scripture but applied in culture. Thus we have the intersection of who Jesus is and what he has sent us to do (Christology); the forms and strategies we use to to most effectively expand the kingdom where we are sent (missiology); and the expression of the New Testament church that is most appropriate in this context (ecclesiology). [1]
Some things to consider as we continue on our journey's for the LORD...

Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community

Comeback Churches: How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can, Too

Planting Missional Churches

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The 5 Switches of Manliness: Physicality

This post is a good read for Men. It's from the website; The Art of Manliness, and has some good information for men on avoiding the sedentary life that so many of us live. Click here for the article!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Resource Page for The Male Domain

I've put together some resources that have been a tremendous blessing to myself, and my wife as well.
They're a compilation of books and DVD's that will help you gain a greater vision
for your home based on Biblical precepts, as well as some good books on Theology in general.
So take a few minutes, browse, consider, and attain them for your home!

Click this link to visit: The Male Domain Resources

Thanks, and God Bless!!!