biblical masculinity
in a world of softness

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Why Pietism is Destroying America

In this episode, I talk with P. Andrew Sandlin about why Pietism is destroying American culture, where it came from, and why it has made the church susceptible to Critical Race Theory. We talk about why being gospel centered isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, why evangelical leaders went woke, and why we need the law of God in every realm of life. We also talk about how John Piper’s pietism led to his misplaced open letter about Donald Trump, why Ray Ortlund’s glee at cultural decay is cringe worthy, and what can be done to clean up our current cultural mess.

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Why Bold Churches are Growing in the Shamdemic

In this episode, I’m joined by pastor Andy Parker of The Ridge Covenant Church in Michigan. As Andy has witnessed firsthand, the net effect of the Great Shamdemic of 2020 hasn’t been all bad. In fact, for those willing to be courageous, it’s been a year of tremendous growth for the church. Andy talks about how his church has grown, why men are growing more bold, and what’s going on with so many squishy evangelicals with big platforms. We talk more about Governor Whitler’s Michigan, why now is the time to stand tall and push back, and how you can keep a tender heart while maintaining a spine of steel. 

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Why God Prefers Small Bands of Hard Men

In this episode, I talk with Dave and Kyle from Reformed Operator about why God so often prefers to work through faithful men serving as warriors for His cause. Such was the case with the Rhodesian SAS and Selous Scouts, which we talk about in this episode. We also talk about Kyle’s recent article, Who Dares Wins, about the Rhodesian SAS. We talk about what Guerilla Theology is, why it’s important, and how you can develop a “Minuteman Mindset.” 

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Why Polarizing Messages Are So Effective

If you read anything about polarization in the realm of politics or psychology today, it almost always comes with a negative connotation and is followed by long-winded, motherly diatribes about how polarity is destroying our country.

A quick Google search will bear this out. Among political commentators and writers at The Atlantic and New York Magazine, polarization is a four-letter word that resides somewhere in the same low rent district as racism and bigotry.

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Thoughts for Small Town Pastors

If you’ve binge watched too many Hallmark Channel Christmas movies in your lifetime, there’s a very real chance your view of the small, rural American town is one of picturesque landscapes, heart-warming familial experiences, lifelong friendships, and svelte, brawny men with flannel shirts and movie star smiles. Or if you

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Why Overload is Destroying Men

In his book, The Overload Syndrome, Richard Swenson describes an all-too-common condition in which moderns typically find themselves: overworked, overcommitted, and on the brink of burnout. Many of us wear the frantic and frenetic pace of our lives as a badge of honor. When we do stop for a gasp

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