Biblical Manhood

Biblical Manhood

An Exercise in Self Awareness

My best friend and I sat on the front row of the dingy movie theater, trying to hold it together. We were only ten years old, our bottom lips quivered and our eyes filled with moisture.

We had just finished watching “Benji: The Hunted.” (A movie about a little dog if you aren’t familiar with 80’s kid’s movies.) As the lights in the theatre came up, I looked at my friend. Both of us frantically wiped the tears from our eyes. We knew we had a problem.

Jeremy Taliaferro
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Mentorship

Leaders Go First, Leaders Go Last

Leadership is a hot topic in America, especially in Christian circles. But we also have a long history of getting it wrong. The disciples had a specific idea of leadership that they imposed on Jesus. Jesus tried to prepare them for His kingdom and how things don’t work the same there. But until the unthinkable happened, they couldn’t grasp that Jesus was leading from a position of humility and suffering.

Jeremy Taliaferro
Christian Living

Waging Spiritual War

General George “Ol Blood & Guts” Patton, was either loved or hated because of the way he conducted his life. For Patton everything was Black or White; right or wrong. He knew how to wage war and how to win. When his superiors disagreed with him, he found a way to do it his way, and he won.

But what can we learn from Patton regarding the Spiritual War?

Jeremy Taliaferro
Christian Living

Consume or Cultivate

God is a creative being; he forms things and works to perfect them. To be like Him, we must also learn to create. But most of us are consumers. We don’t make anything. We buy what other people make, and we use it. 

Our consumer mentality disconnects us from our immensely creative God. This is especially true in our relationships.

Jeremy Taliaferro
Christian Living

Are Bullies the Real Problem?

We have started “Anti-bullying” campaigns to protect the defenseless. Still, it seems that over the last couple of decades, this strategy has actually increased the bullying problem.

Why? Because parents are fulfilling this critical task of protection, and they have not allowed the children to learn to govern themselves. Kids need to learn how to live and function in a harsh world filled with wolves and bullies.

Jeremy Taliaferro