Mentor: Have One, Be One
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Mentor: Have One, Be One

Mentorship is an aspect of ministry we are all called to, whether it is having one, being one, or both. It can sound intimidating, but Dr. Chuck Lawless has laid out a simple yet thorough guide in his book Mentor: How Along-the-Way Discipleship Will Change Your Life.  What is Mentorship?  According to Dr. Lawless, “Mentorship is...

The Noble Man Seeks the Wisdom of Other Men [Podcast Ep. 16]
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The Noble Man Seeks the Wisdom of Other Men [Podcast Ep. 16]

“Teach me how to be a man of God.” Tom Gensler and Tom Cheshire of Relevant Practical Ministry for Men join us on the podcast this week to discuss how The Noble Man Seeks the Wisdom of Other Men. Gensler and Cheshire take the pressure off as they discuss how to “lower the bar” in...

The Value of Small Groups
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The Value of Small Groups

My vision for the local church is that every man would be connected with other men who know him well, who call him out, and who he would call in a crisis situation.  Can you say this about yourself? Think about it – how many times in your life would it have helped to be able to...

The Noble Man Connects with Other Men [Podcast Ep. 15]
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The Noble Man Connects with Other Men [Podcast Ep. 15]

Be a fly on the wall and listen in on Mike’s own “Wise Guys” group, a band of brothers who have been meeting together for 15 years, on this week’s podcast, The Noble Man Connects with Other Men. Highlights:  “Every man needs wise men in his life pursuing God and encouraging others in that pursuit.”...

Manera: Come On MAN!
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Manera: Come On MAN!

Originally Posted September 2012 I’ve heard about it for quite some time but had never taken time to visit. So I left Chesterfield early this morning to visit the guys who gather on Thursdays at Manera (or more commonly known as Panera) near Virginia Center Commons. They were not exaggerating! There were about 45 guys...

Where are the Life-Giving Men?
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Where are the Life-Giving Men?

My spirit is conflicted. I’ve started to write about the brutal killings of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd dozens of times. I’ve prayed, read scripture and prayed, talked to brothers who look like me and who don’t. I’ve prayed, read statements from others, watched videos, listened to podcasts and sermons and talked to my family....

Paper Books (& Bibles) are Making a Comeback
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Paper Books (& Bibles) are Making a Comeback

Originally Published by Mike Young in 2016 So, the word on the street from a number of sources is that paper books are making a comeback.  Many of you know that traditional bookstores have taken a hit in recent years as more and more readers gravitate toward digital books and readers. Mobile devices make it...

How The Noble Man Makes Women Feel Safe: 6 Principles [Podcast]
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How The Noble Man Makes Women Feel Safe: 6 Principles [Podcast]

What do donut desires have to do with making women feel safe? Find out this week on episode 10 of the podcast, The Noble Man Makes all Women Feel Safe. In his book Cover Her, Roderick L. Hairston lays out the biblical responsibility that men have to provide a covering for the women in his life. This...

How to Engage Your Daughter’s Heart [Podcast]
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How to Engage Your Daughter’s Heart [Podcast]

Guys, do you ever wonder what your daughter really thinks of you? Get the scoop on The Noble Man Podcast straight from my daughter Hannah’s mouth – along with her friends, Lydia and Jessica. Our 3 experts this week share everything from the fun times they enjoy with their dads to some of the things that frustrate...

How to Shape Your Teen’s Identity in Christ: Insights from Eric Wallace
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How to Shape Your Teen’s Identity in Christ: Insights from Eric Wallace

Dads, do you know the key to raising Christ-shaped teens? It’s tempting to rely on wise advice, tips, and techniques. While those are helpful, the true foundation lies in the transformation of our children’s hearts and minds. Eric Wallace, The Noble Man workshop contributor and founder of Uniting Church and Home, shares that our teen’s biggest challenge...