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Porn

Porn

If I could change one thing about our culture that would produce significant change within our culture, it would be to supply every family with a Jesus-loving and Jesus-following father.  If I could eliminate one thing that has crippled men from becoming Jesus-loving and Jesus-following fathers, it would be sexual immorality, specifically pornography. Tim Challies tackles this topic in his book Run to Win, because he knows what we all know: a lack of control over sexual appetites is soul…

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The Culture and Men

The Culture and Men

I want to introduce you to Aaron Renn. Coming from a Christian point of view, Aaron Renn provides commentary on current cultural trends. One of his most referenced and discussed commentaries comes from his article in First Things, where he laid out The Three Worlds of Evangelism. Renn concludes that Christians now live in the “Negative World.” He has recently written a book on what Christians should be aware of and how to navigate the “Negative World.” Renn is interviewed…

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1/26/24: Master Your Finances

1/26/24: Master Your Finances

Only 6 months to train for the July 2024 Summer Olympics. You are all going to watch some part: track and field, basketball, rowing, swimming. Right now, the athletes who plan to compete in those games are on a training schedule which will land them in the best shape of their lives so they can compete for a gold medal. Perhaps one area you need to really work on is your relationship to money. In the Lord of the Rings,…

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1/12/24: Pursue Your Vocation

1/12/24: Pursue Your Vocation

Four months have already passed us by, you now have six months to train for the 2024 Summer Olympics. You are all going to watch some part: track and field, basketball, rowing, swimming. Right now, the athletes who plan to compete in those games are on a training schedule which will land them in the best shape of their lives so they can compete for a gold medal. Challenge Yourself: What two or three events do you want to be in…

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Pursuing Your Vocation

Pursuing Your Vocation

The 3 Costs of Leadership We continue our pursuit to “run to win” this coming Friday morning, January 12, at CCC. If you plan on running to win, there are costs; Kirby Smart clearly explains these in his speech above.  This week our focus is on work: pursuing your vocation. I look forward to thinking through this together on Friday. Below are some resources I think you will find helpful. Listen, learn, and become a better leader!  Tim Keller did…

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End of the Year

End of the Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Iron Leaders! Here are a few leadership resources you might enjoy listening to over the holidays.  A fascinating 60 Minutes interview with tennis great Novak Djokovic. The best part is at the 3:20 mark when Novak corrects the interviewer, “It’s not a gift, it’s something that comes with work!” Solid information from leadership great John Maxwell This will inspire you toward greater generosity. At the end of the year, National Geographic publishes their pictures…

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12/01/23: Redeem Your Time

12/01/23: Redeem Your Time

Two and a half months have already passed us by, you now have seven and a half months to train for the 2024 Summer Olympics. You are all going to watch some part: track and field, basketball, rowing, swimming. Right now, the athletes who plan to compete in those games are on a training schedule which will land them in the best shape of their lives so they can compete for a gold medal. Challenge Yourself: What two or three events…

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Redeem Your Time

Redeem Your Time

Ancient Romans created our 12 month calendar. They named the month of January after the two-faced god Janus, who could look into the future and also look into the past. Janus was known as the god of beginnings or transitions, a perfect fit for January because it is the month where we look back and look forward. January often represents the month of new beginnings or New Year’s resolutions!  This week in Iron Leadership we will be taking a look…

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11/17/23: Maintain Your Vigilance

11/17/23: Maintain Your Vigilance

(Audio Transcription Below) Two months have already passed us by, you now have 8 months to train for the 2024 Summer Olympics. You are all going to watch some part: track and field, basketball, rowing, swimming. Right now, the athletes who plan to compete in those games are on a training schedule which will land them in the best shape of their lives so they can compete for a gold medal. Challenge Yourself: What two or three events do you want…

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A Life Decision Was Made Here…

A Life Decision Was Made Here…

Our focus this year comes from Tim Challies’ excellent book Run to Win: The Lifelong Pursuits of a Godly Man.  Challies’ encouragement is to incorporate key core exercises into the routines of our lives so that we might be better equipped to face life’s challenges. I love the picture above! It is helpful to read books and meet together for encouragement, but at some point we each have to make personal decisions in order to change. At some point, we…

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