Courageous: The Movie

We all love watching movies. Not everything that Hollywood puts out, however, is worth watching.  In fact, these days there’s less and less content produced that is worth consuming.  St. John Bosco said the following about books, and it applies even more to movies, “Never read books you aren’t sure about … even supposing that these bad books are very well written from a literary point of view. Let me ask you this: Would you drink something you knew was poisoned just because it was offered to you in a golden cup?”


Today, though, I get to offer you a review of a delicious and wholesome movie, served in quite a reasonable cup.  The movie is Courageous; and it’s got Jesus woven through the whole thing.  You will cry, you will see families facing incredibly hard things to deal with, and you will be challenged to become the husband and father that God intends you to be.  It’s in my list of “required Christian man content.”


One warning: this film is not for children.  It directly confronts challenging adult topics directly and honestly, but in a Christian way.  Perhaps a late teen boy might be responsible enough, but watch it first and use your judgement on the maturity of your children.

Welcome to The Stakes are High

Hello, welcome to my blog!  Everything isn’t quite ready yet, but it’s time to get started.  This is a blog for men.  I want my first post to outline my goals for writing.  There are a lot of blogs out there that deal with leadership and self-growth.  There are also a lot of blogs on theology.  I believe, however, there’s a very real and urgent need to challenge men, specifically, to grow in Christ-likeness.  We are tasked to lead our families and communities as Christ models for us: through sacrifice.  I’m going to be direct and it may be hard to read.  It will be even harder to actually live.  We all have people that are counting on us, depending on us, maybe even desperate for us to grow into the men God intends us to be.

Mountain Road

So, what is this blog actually about anyways?