Are Ya Winning, Son? Why Losing is Not a Christian Virtue (w/ Scott Tungay)

Are ya winning son

Are ya winning, son?

We get confused about how we are supposed to live our lives as Christians, as Christian men in particular. It may seem that to seek to gain power, influence, and wealth are at odds with our religion. After all, Jesus said

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matt 6:19-21).

Did He mean that to save money or accumulate cultural power is a useless exercise in “the love of money,” and therefore an evil thing?

Or is Jesus’ focus more narrow, on the idolatry of wealth? The rest of Scripture speaks positively of those who pass on an inheritance to their descendants.

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous (Prov 13:22).

There is much to be discussed and unearthed here. Scott is an awesome guy with big vision for Christian men, and you should check out his content wherever he’s speaking. Visit Scott’s Twitter here, his YouTube channel here, and his website here.

Grace to those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in truth.

Returning to the Ways of the Past: A Conversation with Dean Abbott Ep. 8

What does it mean to be a traditionalist? In this conversation with Dean Abbott, Adam brings a variety of urgent topics to the surface. Has evangelical church culture been feminized? Why are young men so hard to get into church?

And what about the alt-right? Should we be disheartened by the rise of these dissidents? What drives their antics? Are there Nazis hiding under your bed? And what about the Christian perspective on immigration? Dean and Adam take a shot at each of these topics, and more.

Dean is a man’s man–a husband and father, (as well as a fellow fan of Wendell Berry), he cares most about the life of the family, community, and those who work hard to build a working civilization. You can also find his recent conversation with Mark Baxter here.

Dean’s website is deanabbott.com, and you can find him on Twitter here. Thanks to him for an invigorating conversation.