The advertising methods of the Marine Corps are (and always have been) unique. While other brands and organizations are catering to the culture by lowering standards, adding perks, and making promises, the Marine Corps is attracting new recruits through unflinching standards, exclusivity, and promises of hardship, challenge, and pain. In 1973, the Marine Corps borrowed the… Continue reading I Won’t Promise You a Rose Garden
So, we started a blog... So far, there are 10 articles by 5 different contributors, and it's been a lot of fun. As the summer draws to a close, it seemed appropriate to write a blog about the blog to answer some basic questions like "what is it?" and "why did we start it in… Continue reading What is Tactical Theology?
One of my favorite parts of any worship service is having the chance to watch "seasoned saints" sing. There is something about hearing a widow sing "Great is Thy Faithfulness" or a man, wearing a crown of silver and gray, proclaim, "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!" that nourishes… Continue reading A Godly Man Wins
In college, I had the unique privilege of serving in children's ministry on Sunday nights. I was assigned a group of 2nd grade boys. The questions and comments that would come up during our small group times were always entertaining, but the transition from teaching time to small-group "discussions" was a challenge. Convincing 10 second grade boys to… Continue reading A Godly Man Wars
Prior to marriage, my son (and potential son-in-law) must be a godly man. This requirement is not unique to men seeking a spouse, or even to men in general. The pursuit of godliness must be the aim of every follower of Christ because we were created in God's image and commanded to fill the Earth with… Continue reading A Godly Man Works
The pursuit of godliness (sanctification) is the life-long process of daily conforming our thoughts, words, and actions to Christ. Every day, we must ask, "Who is God? What is He like? What is He doing?" And then follow these up with, "How can I know Him better? How can I model His character? and How can… Continue reading A Godly Man Worships
I'm not sure at what age I expected to be talking to my children about getting married, but it certainly wasn't 3. I was still teaching my son the proper uses of a crayon when he made known his desire to marry a girl from church. Having daughters of my own, my first reaction was to protect this young lady from… Continue reading He Must be a Godly Man