When we look at the world today, we see a culture that has put a distorted filter on men. What I mean by that is how most media platforms---from TV sitcoms to Hollywood cinema--have portrayed men as detached, stunted doofuses. Not to mention the societal pressures to feminize men or portray them as the laughingstocks of the family, the proverbial, weak minded pushover.
The modern-day depiction is a slouch who sits on the couch, beer in hand, oblivious to everything around him except the glaring sports program on his 90-inch flatscreen.
Meanwhile, the sophisticated, competent wife has it all together bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan and never letting you forget you’re a man! (oh has this jingle evolved, because according to 2019 cultural norms, no one cares about you being a man!)
And most importantly no one cares about biblical manhood.
So while the prince of darkness (Satan), in cooperation with this world's media, has gradually emasculated the man, it is the churches responsibility to spiritually and practically stimulate the man. From where? The Word of God! And through the God of the Word. And according to the example of the Word made flesh, which is God in Jesus.
With all that being said, it is my hearts conviction and compulsion to challenge and charge men to step into the office of manhood. You see, there are too many males in the church and not enough men. I do not apologize for my candor. In fact, I boldly proclaim the truth of my Savior which is timeless.
In His Word, He says through the pen of Paul, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (I Corinthians 13:11). And the biblical man puts away that which is childish and puts on that which is courageous. The biblical man puts on Jesus (Romans 13:14). And truly there are many men who have stepped into this role in our midst, but whom we rarely hear from via cultural outlets.
And that is why I’m so pumped to showcase an event which highlights—through godly men and biblical teaching—what it looks like to lead in our homes. It is a call for revival in the heart and home, and it begins with the anthem, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). So, calling men of all ages, please join us on July 20th in Ocean City, NJ, for our 5th Annual Soldiers For Faith Ministries Men’s Gathering, featuring Dr. Tony Evans and Lt. General “Jerry” Boykin. More information (and registration) can be obtained by clicking here >> SFF <<
One final thought—I’m always amazed at the things people make time for. I have seen droves turn out for secular conferences, sporting events, concerts etc., sometimes standing in line for hours. Let us make the same effort with matching zeal, to be a part of a day that will not only reap benefits eternally, but will have repercussions for generations to come.