The Imperative for Brain-Washing our Kids

By Tim Wright on September 9, 2014

I’ve been a pastor for over 30 years. For the last 9 years a part of my focus has been on the challenges boys face in the 21st Century, and the challenge churches face in keeping boys engaged. 70-90% of…

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Are Children’s/Youth Ministries the New Leper Colonies?

By Tim Wright on August 17, 2014

The little children were being brought to Jesus in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them…(Matthew 20:13) The disciples had a knack for protecting Jesus from those…

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Sunday Schooling Our Kids Out of Church

By Tim Wright on August 5, 2014

About 40 years ago a profound shift took place in many Christian congregations across the country…for all the right reasons…with one troubling unintended consequence: In the 1960’s and 1970’s, my generation, Baby Boomers, rebelled against the “institutional church” just as…

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It Takes a Man to Raise a Boy Into a Man

By Tim Wright on July 31, 2014

In the twenty-first century, the overwhelming majority of boys are being mentored primarily by women: moms and grandmas, female preschool teachers, female elementary teachers, female Sunday school teachers, and, more often than not, educational TV shows skewed to girls. A…

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The Hole in a Man’s Soul–The Father Wound

By Tim Wright on July 11, 2014

If you dig deep enough into the soul of a man who for some reason seems a bit lost in life, or maybe real lost, you’ll usually find a man who never received affirmation from his father. In groups, I…

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Real Boys Don’t “Fall in Love” with Jesus

By Tim Wright on July 1, 2014

Imagine dropping your son off at football practice and as he’s walking toward the field you yell out: Son, one of my hopes for you this season is that you fall in love with your coach! Or imagine saying to…

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The Tyranny of Boy-Blindess: The Fog of Gender Wars

By Tim Wright on June 25, 2014

The Fog of War: The unavoidable aspect of war wherein the intelligence gathered is always incomplete to a degree, thereby making any decisions concerning said war a bit… foggy. (Urban Dictionary) Our boys are in crisis: 70% of all D’s…

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The Decade of the Boy (Guest Post by Michael Gurian)

By Tim Wright on June 19, 2014

For the last several months a group of writers has been focusing on the issues of boys and men by collaborating through the writing and sharing of blog posts in order to bring greater awareness to the unique challenges boys…

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For the Sake of our Children: Redefining the Legacy of Success

By Tim Wright on May 28, 2014

I wrote this for the Huffington Post last year at the request of Arianna Huffington in reply to an email I sent her responding to a new discussion she is holding on how to redefine success for women.  Make sense?   The…

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Boy is Beautiful (Guest Post by Mark Sherman)

By Tim Wright on May 24, 2014

For the last several months a group of writers has been focusing on the issues of boys and men are collaborating through the writing and sharing of blog posts in order to bring greater awareness to the unique challenges boys…

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