Be strong and show yourself a man. 1 Kings 2:2

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Scripture says a man fights. Neh. 4:14 / 2 Tim. 4:7 / Eph. 6:11-12
It also says he was made in the image of a Builder. Gen. 1:1
For a man...is the image and glory of God..." 1 Cor. 11:7. When was the last time you heard anyone say something like that? For many of us, we’ve grown up in a world that has told us that ‘manhood’ is nothing more than a tyrannical social construction of men and bad for society. This is a distortion of the truth that it is sin that's bad for society. The "soft male" paradigms have failed. Men are stuck in immaturity. They're desperate. They're angry. They're suicidal. They feel like their own world simply doesn’t care about them anymore and now they're worse than they've ever been.
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The Rat Race – A short film story

Life in the big city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlMAKpxN8N0 ...
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πραΰς, Gentle

It seems to require miraculous intervention to get through such overt fortification that is characteristic of so many women today. Because if you're a man who attempts to teach something about a single word written to ...
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Ravi Zacharias and Dennis Prager The Death of Truth, The Decline of Culture Q&A 

Not to be missed. Ravi Zacharias has been on the road 240 days in the year and Dennis Prager has achieved a viewership of over 60 million viewers on Youtube. One Jew and one ...
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Is it Time to Return to ‘Church Militant’? A Response to The Church Massacres

"And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." - Jesus Church massacres are on a sharp rise like female suicide is on a sharp rise and I don't ...
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The Robertsons – White Chair Film – I Am Second®

Listen to Phil Robertson's testimony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjqccYmx13w ...
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Gentle: The True Woman

The apostle Peter taught women about "the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious." What does God mean by that?

Scripture says a woman mothers children.  Gen. 3:20 / 1 Cor. 11:11-12 / 1 Tim. 2:15

This is why gentleness is so crucial. Gentleness doesn’t infer an absence of strength any more than the call to men to be strong infers an absence of meekness. These two simple words to men and women are the entry points by which men and women embark on the great mystery and wonder that is manhood and womanhood. Obedience is key because neither come naturally to us in our fallen state, and neither are fully comprehensible for they are rooted in eternity and God himself. Like all of God’s creation they are meant to invoke wonder and awe. By calling men to strength, a man’s soul will be enlivened, fortified, and built up in a holy joy. By calling women to gentleness a women’s soul will be enlivened, brightened, and made dazzling with an imperishable beauty.

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Twenty-eight years a Christian, Matt resides in Portland, OR where he grew up. He is a mechanic, a guide, an entrepreneur, builder, cross-cultural expert, and writer depending on the day. Passionate about the outdoors, climbing, writing, world travel, and reading a lot of books, he has been involved in ministry to men for over 15 years mentoring youth, teaching, and leading men’s groups volunteering at countless non-profits for recovering men, youth at risk, developmentally disabled, Indian youth, and refugee kids around the world. His academic studies include International Politics, Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Studies, and European History. He’s also formally studied German in Germany, and Islam and Palestinian Arabic in Jerusalem. He went on to study in Seminary until his bank broke. Education’s not cheap. Born in America, by the age of 37 he had authored several books, learned to converse in six other languages, lived in Africa, Europe, the South Pacific, and the Middle East and traveled to nearly 40 countries.

Read his personal story, The Long Road to Manhood.