Friday, December 30, 2005


RFP: Biblical Manhood for both Christians and non-Christians

[I guess it should be more like request for recommendation rather than proposal]

Anyone know of a good book which describes a practical applications of biblical manhood (esp. as a husband and optionally as a father) which can be shared with even non-Christians? Something which is based on the Bible and paints not only its ideals but practical examples of both successes and failures of living the life which God wants us to live by. Post away in the comments or email me. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Men's community starts at home

I had a great chat with a friend last night about my thoughts about a community of men, of grandfathers mentoring their sons who mentors their grandsons. It'll be a challenge to find a like minded men in the L.A. area. And one thought is that maybe it would be good to start at home by spending time with my father and trying to get him on board, esp. once we move near him....

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Mothering Nature of Modern Church

I've read "The Libertarian Nature of Churches" and thought: what a good start! But then after reading it briefly I realized that the Modern Church is no longer the church as Jesus Christ intended. Just like the Jews in the Old Testmament, the New Testmament Christians were freely associating and not tied to one location (i.e., no building(s) to own and maintain). People by nature are too lazy, I guess. The men have failed to retain the ownership of their duties as priests and, instead have delegated to wives and church leaders. And church, like any other institution of today, has turned into more of a mothering role of its members:
  1. A fixed location: a landmark that people can turn to (sort of like a spiritual lighthouse)
  2. Provides various services to be helpful: child care, various ministries to those who struggles (like AA type of meetings).
  3. Hierarchy of leadership to be seen as accountable, responsible and maybe even respectable.
  4. Organized, ordered and scheduled. Even with "spirit-lead" churches, there are some scheduling and order in the meetings.
Those are the positive things that comes to mind. I'll update more on my objections and why I believe the church has become feminized and un-Christ-like....

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Ultimate Price for Your Child

I read "No greater love" and was greatly moved by the story. You can read the UK version like from Telegraph.

I've looked around to see if I can find any info about donating but the best I can do is find the church address:

c/o Canon Alan Sheridan, 9 Holystone Drive, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton TS17 OPW, U.K.

The church's web site doesn't have any info, unfortunately.

Update 12/14: I emailed them last night and got a reply: they don't take online donations but they did get enough money including some help from Philippine government.

Monday, December 05, 2005


False Apostles and Teachers

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. [1 Cor 11:13-15]
A good reminder to keep an eye out on not just others around me but on my own self! (See my post Homeschooled Christian Killers.)

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Homeschooled "Christian" killers

There's been several recent shootings involving home educated children and this entry "David Ludwig and Kara Borden: Revisited" by The Rebulution along with several comments really makes me think of what am I modeling to my children? As I have pointed in out in my Parents don't matter post, how one lives is more important than what one teaches his children.

If we want to raise godly children (men), then we need to live a godly lives. But I've also pointed out before that it's the heart change (i.e., direct contact with God Himself) is what's needed which can not take place via teachings nor even modelling by the parents but direct intervention by God Himself.

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