Two Popular and False Views of Manhood

Before we can dive into understanding God’s view of manhood, we need to understand that we already have our own view of it.  Likely, we didn’t formulate this understanding after methodical reflection and study. No, chances are you were given your philosophy of manhood by others. For some, it happens in an instant, perhaps whenContinue reading “Two Popular and False Views of Manhood”

Manhood 1: What is a Man?

“Am I a man?”  From my teenage years well into my thirties, this was a constant question for me.  There seemed to linger, somewhere deep in my soul, the fear that I wasn’t a man. That I didn’t even know what it meant to be a man. Let’s be clear, the question isn’t, “am IContinue reading “Manhood 1: What is a Man?”

A Model of Biblical Masculinity – Expanded

Hello friends, if you were around about a year ago, perhaps you saw me post something titled “A Model of Biblical Masculinity.”  One of the real burdens on my heart these days is manhood, especially Biblical Manhood.  I was excited to see David Murray announce the launch of his Christian Man Academy.  I also feltContinue reading “A Model of Biblical Masculinity – Expanded”

Exhausted, Anxious, and Depressed – Thoughts on why we feel how we feel

Hello friends, this is a little bit different than most of my posts.  But over the last few years, thoughts have been crystallizing around this question:  Why are we so tired? Anxious? Depressed? Overwhelmed as a society?  I don’t want to oversimplify any individual experience, but I want to try and put my finger onContinue reading “Exhausted, Anxious, and Depressed – Thoughts on why we feel how we feel”

The Love of God and our Feelings

Here we are at the end of our blog series on Psalm 45.  I hope it’s blessed you.  If you haven’t, be sure to read those because they’ve been leading us to this point.  We just found out that because of the love of King Jesus for us, His Bride, we are adorned.  We areContinue reading “The Love of God and our Feelings”

Church, get ready to blush…

In our previous posts we’ve seen The Sons of Korah (SoK), men who deserved death but had reserved mercy wrote Psalm 45 a song to the King Deep affection that was being communicated to the King, in fact, it is a love song, with words that only a lover would use. That the King inContinue reading “Church, get ready to blush…”

How to Walk in the Spirit

In a recent conversation, a friend said, “I want to grow in walking in the Spirit” a couple of times.  It’s a Biblical phrase for sure, and one you hear in my part of the US quite a lot, but I started thinking, “what does that mean?”  And I wanted to write out a fewContinue reading “How to Walk in the Spirit”

Marvelous Grace & Beautiful Wrath

In our previous posts we’ve seen The Sons of Korah (SoK), men who deserved death but had reserved mercy wrote Psalm 45 a song to the King Deep affection that was being communicated to the King, in fact, it is a love song, with words that only a lover would use. That the King inContinue reading “Marvelous Grace & Beautiful Wrath”

The King Smells like a Corpse

Well, we’re back in Psalm 45.  In previous 2 posts, we discovered that the Sons of Korah, these dead men walking, are writing this Psalm as a love song to the King.  Today, I want to look a little closer and try to figure out who this King is.  Verse 2-5 says this: 2 YouContinue reading “The King Smells like a Corpse”

Language of a Lover

In my first post about Psalm 45, we discovered that it was written by the Sons of Korah, whom I described as dead men walking, and that this particular Royal Psalm is a love song.  And today I want to begin to dig into the words of this song.  Let’s look at verse 1. MyContinue reading “Language of a Lover”