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...

Praying the Bible: Methods and Benefits
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Praying the Bible: Methods and Benefits

“Every Christian can have a meaningful, satisfying prayer life.” Most of us would never want to admit it, but it’s not uncommon to feel like my prayer life has lost its luster or that I’m just not doing it right. Donald Whitney addresses this issue in Praying the Bible, and he offers a solution and...

The Noble Man Reads and Studies the Word [Podcast Ep. 14]
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The Noble Man Reads and Studies the Word [Podcast Ep. 14]

This week on The Noble Man Podcast, Mike discusses how The Noble Man reads and studies the Bible. Listen as he walks through a timely example of how to apply the scriptures to every issue we face today, including racial injustice. Key Lessons: The Bible is sufficient to speak to every situation. (Hebrews 4:12-13, 2...

More Than a Carpenter, More Than Just a Book
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More Than a Carpenter, More Than Just a Book

If you have ever been challenged by someone regarding the validity of your faith in Jesus or the origin of the Bible, here are two great resources for you to dive into.  First, head over to The Noble Man Podcast, where you can listen to a conversation with Daniel Stevens, PhD, Associate Director of the Scholars Initiative...

The Noble Man Knows Some Facts About the Word [Podcast Ep. 12]
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The Noble Man Knows Some Facts About the Word [Podcast Ep. 12]

What’s the short answer to questions like, “Where did the Bible come from?” and “How do we know it is reliable?” Get the scoop this week as Mike speaks with Daniel Stevens, PhD, Associate Director of the Scholars Initiative at Museum of the Bible. Highlights:  What’s so special about the Bible?  What’s the difference between translation...