Tim, Alan, and Charlie have been taking a group of guys through John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart Live Bootcamp Videos on Tuesday nights.
Society at large can’t make up its mind about men. Having spent the last thirty years redefining masculinity into something more sensitive, safe, manageable and, well, feminine, it now berates men for not being men. Boys will be boys, they sigh. As though if a man were to truly grow up he would forsake wilderness and wanderlust and settle down, be at home forever in Aunt Polly’s parlor. “Where are all the real men?” is regular fare for talk shows and new books. You asked them to be women, I want to say. The result is a gender confusion never experienced at such a wide level in the history of the world. How can a man know he is one when his highest aim is minding his manners?”John Eldredge – Wild at Heart
Adventure is one of the things God invites us into to help us recover our masculine hearts. We were built to risk, to wrestle, to figure out, and ultimately to trust God. Adventure requires something of us that the predictable and managed life cannot provide. The good life is not the “easy” life, but the adventurous life.
In this episode, Tim and Charlie discuss how adventure has freed them up in places, share the adventures they’ve embarked on and lessons learned, and offer a new interpretive grid for “hassle”, an invitation to see life with God as an adventure…where God trains up men to be the men He created them to be.
Charlie is a Co-Founder & the Executive Director at New 4RMations. He is an Anglican Priest (MDIV), an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and Certified Spiritual Director (CSD). His mission is: Helping people discover who God created them to be…and how to get there. You can learn more about Charlie on his website. If you have any questions about New 4RMations, including how to begin a Coaching or Spiritual Direction relationship, please contact him below.