I posted pictures of my recently finished wet shave stand over at Badger and Blade. Didn't take too long to make- took longer to wait for the stain and poly to dry than to get it together. I was…Continue
"Will, I know a very few men - that actually radiate love. They are satisfied with a simple life that doesn't require material clutter which most people consider essential. They work very hard - and are generous with the bounty they are blessed…"
"I think virtue is often not just beyond non-believers, but beyond me personally. Sometimes I can't manage it.
Ricky, I think of this, and I note how most I know don't seem to be actively trying to become better. I meet many who…"
"As a clergyman I have been exposed to people a lot. The nature of the business. I have stood as a witness of untold number of confessions. We the people of the church have failed to improve on the human character at all. …"
"Such manliness can only be achieved by men. Nothing in your list is beyond non-christians. That is to say - all men are capable of the virtues it espouses - whether some of them are all that important (or a virtue, or even manly), is another…"
"Two Christian movies, Fireproof and Courageous, both define a man (a husband), a real Christian man down to a tea.
Since I came across these movies, I have attempted to imitate such manliness. Such manliness can only be achieved by the grace of God.…"
"If you do the best you can with what you know at that moment - If you open yourself to God - completely - surrendering all your personal preconceived notions / your own understanding of what you think God's will is - not letting…"
"To be a good Christian Man means to be the very best you know to do at the time - and trust God for the outcomes - It's an active faith - Give God your best and God will guide you or bless what you choose!"
"I think the bigger issues here are worth discussing, so I'm going to help the revivification of this thread.
On the secular man v. the Christian man - I answered this over in Catholic Men. To the natural virtues of courage, temperance, justice,…"
"I was born and raised in a devout Christian family, and I've never believed that God will send me texts from Heaven with instructions.
The chief difference, I think, between a Christian man and an ordinary man, is that the Christian man…"
"Well, I know a lot of secular men, so that's probably close enough... that, and studies masculinity across cultures, informally. _Most_ of what I encounter about masculinity is by nonbelievers. We could certainly discuss what that…"
"It seems like from the beginning this conversation is pre-ordained to go "secular manhood BAD; Christian manhood GOOD".
Has anyone really explored what secular manhood is? Have we discussed philosophers who were either non-Christian or…"
"I've known several people who fret over does God want me to do this or that with my life or in this situation. My personal perspective is that God helps those who help themselves. If I sit and do nothing, waiting for God to do for me, I…"
Tobacco, pipes, craft beer, bourbon and scotch, wet shaving, guns, hunting, woodworking and carpentry, learning new things, reading, writing, manliness, fitness and exercise, good food.
The Great Gatsby, any Teddy Roosevelt biographies/material, The Bible, Albert Camus, Aristotle, C.S Lewis
Any gangster films, The Fighter, Rocky, No Country for Old Men, anything by the Cohen brothers, Jason Swartzman and crew, Midnight in Paris, A Beautiful Mind...long, long list...
Blues, blue grass and mountain music, some classical, Mumford and Sons, Modest Mouse, classic rock from 60s and 70s.
"Constant vigilance!"- Alastor Moody
"What are you prepared to do?"- Sean Connery in The Untouchables
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV
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"If you read the newspapers, you don't get enlightened, and you hate reading even more! :P
Lots of good suggestions here; I like them all. Why do you hate reading? My guess is it's work. It becomes less work the more you…"
"Carl, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am thinking about giving 5/3/1 another go (I gave it a go a year or so ago). I just have to decide on the template I want. I am happy for any suggestions you may have since you have more experience with…"
"In the short term, podcasts, NPR, and youtube. Start with Ted Talks and Kahn Academy - just follow rabbit-holes of topics that sound interesting and see where they lead you.
But longer term, I'd suggest you need to get over "I hate…"
"If you don't know what someone is talking about, say "Tell me more, I am interested in what you know about that!".....everyone likes to talk and they will be flattered you asked them to fill you in...it works every time!"