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Dude, this is awful…Check it out! by Caleb H.
May 20, 2009, 7:34 am
Filed under: Culture, Humor

Oh Yes!

I thought about sparing you all this video, but I couldn’t help myself! (What is it about guys that makes us want to share disgusting stuff with each other? Do we like watching the other person suffer through what we just did so that we can feel better about having experienced it ourselves? You know what I mean: “Oh Man! This stinks…SMell It!” Or…”This milk is spoiled…Taste it!”) Guys…We’re wierd!

Anyways, along that same vein, I hope you “enjoy” this video, and I would love to hear your cooments about this band’s musical and lyrical abilities (as well as sharing your kid-pop-star memories)



The Culture of the Student by Travis Evans
February 25, 2009, 1:51 pm
Filed under: Culture

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By: Travis Evans

Why do we go to college? Why are we students? During the “education years”, one lives in a world, in a culture, known as “the student.”

Most students don’t get excited about studying. I know I never did. It’s a daunting task between me and what I want (a good grade on the test). That’s part of the problem. Instead of viewing studying as a process; it is seen as an isolated thing to do on occasion.

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His and Hers: Girliness Taking Over Man World by Travis Evans
February 4, 2009, 8:00 am
Filed under: Culture

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By: Travis Evans

I bought some floral screwdrivers and hammer from an upscale boutique and were much more expensive than what I would have paid here! Thanks for your great site! ūüôā – From Ladies Tools Online

These words don’t register in my brain. Floral and screwdrivers…together? Boutique and tools?

Sadly, this is just one area where our culture has broken down, and what were once “sacred realms” to men everywhere are being betrayed by the very companies that only men once used (some for 100 years).

Now, I’m not saying girls can’t have guy things or do guy stuff (though there are lines there too).

Basically:
john-deere-9620<— should not become —>jd-pink

Should everything have a “His” and “Hers” option?



Marriage by Travis Evans
January 28, 2009, 8:00 am
Filed under: Culture

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By: Travis Evans

This year, both of my grandparents will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversaries. I think that part of the reason that they have stayed together for so long is that they understand the commitment that marriage is, something that our culture has lost. They married with the knowledge that “till death do us part” really meant something and that their vows had weight as they were making a covenant with each other before God.

From Divorcerate.org:

Age Women Men
Under 20 years old 27.6% 11.7%
20 to 24 years old 36.6% 38.8%
25 to 29 years old 16.4% 22.3%
30 to 34 years old 8.5% 11.6%
35 to 39 years old 5.1% 6.5%

The divorce rate in America for first marriage, vs second or third marriage: 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri.

Why do you think that fewer and fewer marriages have the lifespan that my grandparents’ have?



Men & Fashion by Travis Evans
January 21, 2009, 3:59 pm
Filed under: Culture

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By: Travis Evans

fashion

I don’t know anything about fashion. [Insert Lynchburg/hick/redneck joke here.] I don’t own or wear argyle. I don’t know the rules about what to wear and when. I’m not sure what a “waist coat” is. I don’t own a scarf or a turtleneck. I don’t care how you carry things or what in or where attached (phones clipped on the waist for example). The only wool I own is found in my wool hunting socks. I don’t wear any accessories.

I’m sure I can be pretty “closed-minded” about men and clothing. For me, the cheaper the better…no “designer yatta yatta yatta”. So, I’m going to leave this one up to you, the reader.

Can guys be fashionable? Should guys know what’s “in”? Are there “do’s and dont’s” for men when it comes to clothing? What about different styles? Who can wear what?



Men, Let’s Pray by Tyler Thayer
January 20, 2009, 6:47 pm
Filed under: Culture, Media, News

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Today we witnessed what the media is calling a major event in history.  Hopefully, you had a chance to watch the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.  In many respects it was truly intense and quite epic.  If you missed the Inauguration, I encourage you to check out the Inauguration Address.

Dr. Albert Mohler posted a prayer for President Obama on his blog today. ¬†Mohler concluded his article by saying, “Christians are, first of all, citizens of a heavenly kingdom.¬† The followers of Christ know no allegiance of ultimate rank to any government or earthly authority.¬† Yet, the Bible clearly teaches that God has given us the gifts of law, government, and ruling authorities for our good.¬† We are instructed to pray for “rulers and all who have authority” and to be faithful in praying “so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God” [1 Timothy 2:2].”

So men, I encourage us to respond to scripture’s charge and pray for our President and his family. ¬†If you are married, get your family together and pray. ¬†If you are around some buddies, get them together and pray. If you are by yourself today, before you go to sleep pray. ¬†If you would like a starting point for your prayer, I highly encourage you to read A Prayer for President Obama¬†on Albert Mohler’s website.

Men, let’s lead our nation in prayer as we cry out to our Creator.

Soli Deo Gloria,
Tyler



PB&Js and Your Wallet by Travis Evans
January 14, 2009, 12:31 pm
Filed under: Culture, Finances

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By: Travis Evans

Everybody likes a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich (if not you may need to go here), but what if that good ol’ PB&J could save you money? Well, it doesn’t magically work. In fact, the PB&Js alone won’t actually save you anything, except from going hungry.

The daily savings of brown-bagging my lunch was about $5 per day. That’s $5 times 21 working days per month, or about $105 savings per month, which is good in and of itself. But if I had not been intentional about it, the $105 that I saved would have gotten lost in the shuffle and spent in some other way. That’s when I developed the Index Card System. The Index Card System ensures that the money we intentionally save by means of brown-bagging our lunch, or any method of cost saving, gets redirected purposefully. (Bill Provenzano, MONEYMatters, pp. 14-16)

Read the entire article From Small Beginnings to Great Endings here.