The Best a Man Can Be?: Gillette’s Got a Gospel

If you haven’t seen Gillette’s video on the epidemic of toxic masculinity that exists in the USA—and the world—watch it. It’s a solid 1:48.

We’ve heard their tagline for years, “The Best a Man Can Get,” and like many company slogans, it reaches higher than it could ever achieve. I mean, after all, it’s only metal blades for cutting face hair. But with their new video, new website, and new commitment—they want to see men be the best a man can be. More than products, they are promoting person.

5 Ways to Read More of the Bible

Life is loaded. Add up the ingredients of a routine day: getting kids ready for school, packing lunches, getting ready for work, traffic, co-workers, projects, meetings, helping with homework, kids extracurricular activities, exercise, church functions, and more. And this recipe alone doesn’t make it difficult to regularly read the Bible.

5 Most Read Posts of 2018

I didn’t write as much as I wanted on my blog this year. Sigh. But I did write a book. Humble Calvinism: If I Know The 5 Points But Have Not Love… was my canvas, my stone block, the grizzly I wrestled for most of 2018. Early mornings, late nights, and pockets of time on planes were spent writing winsomely, creatively, and humbly—I hope—on Calvinism. I turned down requests to review books and write articles for other sites because I was up to my eyebrows in tulips.

2018 was the year of contract writing. I also wrote a handful of lessons for The Gospel Project curriculum that will be out in 2019. Thousands of people will read these lessons. It was an honor to write the Easter lesson/leader guide.

But, I did find a few slivers here and there to serve a dish on this site. So, here are the top 5 posts of 2018.

Pay Attention at Kids Birthday Parties. They are Parables.

When’s the last time, as an adult, you paid attention at a kids birthday party? A youngin’ not your own?

As grown ups, we aren’t found as frequently on the trampolines that can bounce us into a major knee surgery. We aren’t hanging from obstacles and giggling over the 1,200 calorie slice of cake dressed in butter cream icing, saddled with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

So, what are we adults doing?