Many of the rivers in Oregon are cold and treacherous. When we were kids, our favorite river wound its way north along the eastern fringes of the Portland suburbs, through a thick forest of Douglas fir, spruce, and cedar. The river is deep and rocky, filled with crushing rapids and dangerous undertows. There are several … Read More
The Elimination of Self-Control
One of the most important aspects of masculinity is accountability. And the beginning of accountability is self-control. A man takes responsibility. He understands that he and only he is accountable for what is in his charge. An accountable man seeks to serve in some capacity in all his relationships because he understands that he is … Read More
Husbands, Fathers, Leaders: Why Men Must Protect Their Families as Never Before
“To protect and to serve”: Thanks to Hollywood, the entire world knows that’s the motto of the Los Angeles Police Department. For me, it was different. As a young man, I was an LAPD street cop in South Central, and I saw that motto every time I got into my patrol car. When I learned on the … Read More
Who Hates You, and Why?
We are in a fight. If you don’t feel like you’re in a fight, then you aren’t paying attention. There are misery and need all around us, and God has called us — as men who have received His gift of grace — to fight for His suffering people, and fearlessly share the Gospel. A … Read More