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High School Graduation: The Squire Stage

High School Graduation: The Squire Stage By Robert Lewis A second ceremony occurs when a son finishes high school. This, too, is a pivotal time, fraught with potential dangers. Upon leaving home for college, a young man discovers a newfound sense of freedom. And unless he is well-grounded, he may choose to renounce the values of…

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Initiating Sons into Manhood Part 3

Puberty: The ‘Page’ Stage By Robert Lewis Part of the Rites of Passage for Your Son Series Rites of Passage for Your Son Initiating Sons Into Manhood Puberty: The ‘Page’ Stage High School Graduation: The Squire Stage College Graduation: The Knight Stage Marriage: The Promise/Oath Stage Your Son Wants You to Notice Him Age 13 is a pivotal…

Tactical Manhood

Tactical Manhood Defining  Masculinity by the gospel “An emasculated church might smell sweeter and look nicer, and may even get in a whole lot less trouble, but ultimately, it is a church that is impotent. And while it might be less offensive, it is powerless to break through to the souls of the lost or to…

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Initiating Sons Into Manhood part 2

Men, In a day where much of what our churches are telling our teens what not to do, or what not to be, we desperately need to celebrate all that they are and what they will become by the power of the gospel. These letters are meant to encourage you to conciser what and how…

Raising a Modern-Day Knight

Rites of Passage for Your Son

Rites of Passage for Your Son By Robert Lewis   David Wills faced a monumental task. Governor Andrew Curtin of Pennsylvania appointed him to oversee the burial of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers at Gettysburg. In addition, the 32-year-old attorney was to plan a dedication ceremony for this pivotal Civil War battle. The task was…

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Masculinity in a Can, Fight Club at Church, and the Crisis of Manhood​

By ​ Albert Mohler http://www.albertmohler.com/2010/02/05/newsnote-masculinity-in-a-can-fight-club-at-church-and-the-crisis-of-manhood/ You do not have to look far to find evidence of the fact that males are in trouble in these confused and confusing times. On the university campuses, women undergraduate students outnumber young men by a clear margin — 60% to 40%. A frightening percentage of young males are or…

January Fight Club

At our last Gospel Fight Club we discussed that the only road to Christian maturity and Godliness (a biblical term synonymous with Christ-likeness and holiness) passes through the practice of the Spiritual Disciplines and over the heavy terrain of life. We emphasized that Godliness is the goal of the Disciplines, and when we remember this, the…