A few “me too” thoughts for men to consider (in support of all my sisters)

What I’d like to do is to shine the spotlight on us as men. It’s not nearly enough for us to simply read about all these women who have been harassed and molested, and nod our silent support. Nowhere near enough. What’s needed is a grassroots movement of strong men demonstrating – unequivocally – that any harassment (innuendo, creepiness, objectification, suggestive comments, disrespect, explicit language) is unacceptable. This behavior is unacceptable for ourselves, and it’s unacceptable anywhere we have the awareness and the guts to say so. Continue reading A few “me too” thoughts for men to consider (in support of all my sisters)

In spirit and in truth – meeting God in worship at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” – John 4:24 Today’s post is posing a challenge. I want to communicate how I felt in worship Sunday morning, but the problem with spiritual awareness is how to express it without sounding clichéd or trite. First, being in a room full with people, singing praise to God, is in itself an emotional … Continue reading In spirit and in truth – meeting God in worship at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church

civility must be our calling!

We can’t just point our fingers at the television, or the news article, or the Internet, or even the president, and cry foul! We must model, and teach, and train, and make a difference where we can. This is what the Lord All-Powerful said: “You must do what is right and fair. You must be kind and show mercy to each other.” Continue reading civility must be our calling!

moving beyond the default male settings #NewCreation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 There is a lot that gives me joy here in Wake Forest, especially as regards WFPC (the reason we moved to this community, four years ago this week). But if there’s one area where I’m even more excited than usual, its men’s ministry, and … Continue reading moving beyond the default male settings #NewCreation