More Powerful Than a Nuke!

More Powerful Than a Nuke!

This past summer I was talking with one of my older friends from my hometown.  In our conversation I discovered that she knew my 9th grade English teacher, Dan Johnson.  My friend, Emadene, had taught school with Mr. Johnson’s wife and had nothing but good to say about the man.  Likewise, when I think back to the year that I was in his class I have plenty of encouraging memories of my teacher.  That year was truly an illustration of God moving in ways we don’t understand?  Mr. Johnson was indeed a providential piece of the total equation for the man I am today. (more…)

Steve’s Top 5 For Men.

Steve’s Top 5 For Men.

I have probably been studying God’s design for manhood for well over 20 years now.  The first real pick at the subject came during my college years when Todd Owen and I set upon the gospels to learn what we could from the man Jesus Christ.  While Jesus is divine, God in the flesh, he was also perfect in his manhood.  The text tells us that he got angry with the religious Pharisees, wept over the death of a friend, and got tired after a long day’s work.  The author of Hebrews lets us into the secret that Jesus was tempted in every way possible to man yet was without sin.  Jesus was fully man just as well fully divine.  Therefore we can learn a thing or two about manhood from him.

In addition to attempting to follow Christ I’ve read a number of books over the years along with taking in various conferences and men’s ministry participation. (more…)

Hit Someone For Jesus!

Hit Someone For Jesus!

 

No, we’re not asking for a fight. However, we are asking what you’re passionate about.  Football fans will know that “hit someone” is a common call when heading out onto the field and especially for the D-Line.  “Hit someone” means that we’re going to make something happen.  So; what are the God given passions deep down in your heart and what are you doing with them?  Join us for our final show of the season this Sunday at 8p Central as we welcome business and ministry leader Steve Spicer to the show.  Steve’s passion is first for Jesus and then for helping men realize and live out their God given passions.  Steve is co-founder of a ministry called Marked Men For Christ which has built up well over 6000 men in 25 countries representing some 2000 churches since its inception in 2001

While we will be addressing manhood in our modern culture, the pursuit of passion will apply to ladies as well.  So make plans now to stop in for the discussions tomorrow night at 8p Central.  You can watch live here and send in questions via the blog or connect on my personal FB page or the SND Facebook page.  You can also view and send in questions directly to the SND Google + Page. As always, questions and comments can be sent in early and we will definitely be offering free resources at the end of the show.  In fact, Steve noted that he will offer a $50.00 savings on a MMFC weekend registration for viewers.

 

Regarding Father.

Hispanic Father and Son Having Fun Together in the ParkThis Sunday is Father’s Day and for some people that means a powerful time of positive reflection. Dad was great. Others though approach Father’s day with a yawn at best. Either way I typically look at this confused occasion as an opportunity to teach about God’s design for fatherhood and the family. Dads are influential and important beyond measure. When I talk with solid leaders I like to ask them about their fathers and their relationship with them. If I’m studying the life of a great leader from the past or one presently alive that I just can’t get close to I still try to uncover something in connection to their fathers.  Almost without exception, the great Kingdom leaders that I know had a good relationship with their dad and he was a tremendous part of their inner formation.

 

My story is not too shiny in this department. When people ask me about my father I sometimes jokingly reply, “Well, which one”? I suppose I could categorize my journey with dads this way. (more…)