Thursday, December 1, 2011

400-408 – Kenny Luck, Founder and President of Everyman Ministries (, YouTube), Men's Pastor at Saddleback (, talks about his recent work on university campuses and his forthcoming book Sleeping Giant (May, 2012).  

My select highlights from the first three chapters of Sleeping Giant (not in order of appearance) –

The "sleeping giant" are men.

To stop an oil spill, you don't just skim the surface of debris, you've got to cap the source of the leak.

413-423 – Kenny Luck,

• "Paul the Bleacher Guy" – going from audience to army.

Brilliance requires blackness – just like diamonds on black velvet.

Our "black velvet" are the orphans, the human trafficking, the pornography, the domestic abuse, fatherlessness.

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428-438 – Kenny Luck,

Healthy Men must be "In, Healthy, Strong, Going."

Learn from snipers.  Snipers seek to "maximally disrupt enemy operations" by targeting "high-value targets."   A sniper's dream is when the enemy commander tells his troops to "Get down!" – this just simply lets the sniper pick off his men one by one as they cower in what they think is safety – they're just sitting ducks and don't know it.

Satan is the Master Sniper – If only the church prized men the way the Devil does.

443-452 – Kenny Luck,

Fighter Manny Pacquiao, the baddest fighter pound for pound.  God doesn't weigh churches seat for seat, but by pound for pound fighting ability.

We produce too few healthy alpha males, but lots and lots of unhealthy omega males.

The call is to shine by living out a Spirit-led male counter-culture.

Having a "heart for God" is useless unless you have "a spine for God."  

Church planters are planting matriarchies – this is not a church problem, it's a man problem.

Pastors, "Who's your Jethro?"

We've got to cry out "the emperor has no clothes!"  And realize the 800 pound gorilla … is a male.

458-508 – Kenny Luck

Imagine if Christian women could brag about the godly men in their church.

It's important to improve the facilities at orphanages, but what if we could work to eliminate why there's so many orphans in the first place?

512-523 – Kenny Luck,

523 – Don Rohde @ Galpin Ford (818) 262-2092 (galpin.comFor the past 39 years, Don's been sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 21 years.

528-539 – Kenny Luck,

544-554 – Kenny Luck

558-608 – Ryan Ries, youngest son of Pastor Raul Ries and his wife Sharon, was not "walking with the Lord" for many years, but the Lord has recently got ahold of his life, and now Ryan and his Whosoevers are reaching thousands of kids doing "over the edge" ministry (  The Whosoevers are:  Ryan Ries (Exit Concerts), Sonny Sandoval (POD), Brian "Head" Welch (formerly of Korn), Ronnie Faisst (Metal Mulisha), and Lacey Mosely (Flyleaf).

• The Murder Your Flesh US tour to over 30 cities kicked off October 1st at the CCCM Men's conference at Verizon (  Joining Ryan and the team was rapper Brandon "The Rep" Kagel.

612-623 – Ryan Ries

628-639 – Ryan Ries,

644-654 – Ryan Ries,

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• Tom Krannawitter (IBD, 11/30/2011) Wealth Solves, Rather Than Creates, The Poverty Problem.

• Michael Barone (NRO, 12/1/2011) Romney: Stuck in the Fifties.  For good or ill, he never experienced the Sixties.

• Robert Bryce (NRO, 12/1/2011) Fire Sale on Electric Cars! The Chevy Volt and other failures won't kill Obama's enthusiasm.  GM has sold 5,000 Chevy Volts.  Nissan, 849 Leafs.

// Why would a car buyer choose a Volt, which gets 40 miles per gallon on the highway and costs $41,000, when he could get a Chevy Cruze, which is nearly identical in size, gets better mileage, and costs less than half as much?

Back in 2009, Johan de Nysschen, the president of Audi of America, cannily predicted the Volt's future: "No one is going to pay a $15,000 premium for a car that competes with a Corolla. . . . There are not enough idiots who will buy it."

• Daniel Henninger (WSJ, 12/1/2011) Bring Back the Smoke-Filled Rooms? The campaign-finance laws have made the presidential selection process a self-destructive mess. Eliminate the limits on individual donations.