I mentioned in my last post dating half a century ago that I wanted to post more on what biblical manhood looks like. Sacrificing originality, I am going to hoist this ship with a point to Ray Ortlund’s blog. I just RSS fed his blog and have been richly blessed.
His post boils down to this: Take advantage of every opportunity when with brothers. Conversations tend to swirl around sports and quickly are drowned in the cyclone of verbiage. Sometimes conversations are weight lifting competitions of theological rigor. Flippant put downs and sarcastic remarks may get a laugh and make the mood light, but it won’t feed your soul.
This is not to say that every conversation has to be dour and sour experience where sport is out. These definitely can happen. But the first step in good, biblical, manly fellowship is being intentional.