Pastor Michael Foster is a man’s man in a church that’s been defined by women for decades.
He’s been blazing a white streak through the Internet, with a podcast that's exploding in popularity as his message lands with men looking for a preacher who connects with their gut, and not just the head or heart.
You can hear it in his voice: clear, direct, unapologetic. He looks you in the eye and invites you into the arena with him to do battle with him against the ideas about Jesus Christ, the Bible, and Christians that have polluted these sacred waters for centuries, especially in Protestantism.
As you might imagine, pastors like him are rare. But as you'll hear Michael wasn't born or raised a Godly man. God did however, raise him up, to make part of the team, just in time for a very special moment in the history of the world.
In our conversation we discussed:
How he went from being an atheist and a near-high school dropout to a Christian and a pastor
Jordan Peterson, his relationship to Christianity, and how "12 Rules for Life" compares and contrasts with "Bronze Age Mindset"
The words Justified, Convicted, and Propitiation, and how they illustrate God's lawful nature and Jesus' role in liberating us from the natural consequences of our actions
Masculinity in film, including some favorite examples over the past several decades
The best books about masculinity and Christianity
I've been looking forward to this episode for months. I was baptized in September, and as yet I haven't found anything in the religion that conflicts with authentic, traditional masculinity.
But I can't make the case as well as a man who's lived, breathed, and preached it.
I think this might be testimony you've been waiting for. And know that where Michael comes from, this is just the beginning.
Follow Michael Foster on Twitter (link)
Listen to the It’s Good To Be A Man Podcast on Apple (link) and Stitcher (link)
Visit ItsGoodToBeAMan.com (link)
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson – “12 Rules for Life (link)
Bronze Age Pervert – “Bronze Age Mindset” (link)
John Eldredge – “Wild At Heart” (link)
William Mouser – “The Story of Sex in Scripture” (link)
Werner Neuer – “Men and Women in Christian Perspective” (link)
Stephen B. Clark – “Man and Woman in Christ” (link)
John R. W. Stott – “Basic Christianity" (link)
Steven Ozment – “When Fathers Ruled” (link)
Matthew Henry Concise Commentary on the Bible (link)
Gareth Crossley – “The Old Testament Explained and Applied” (link)
Trailer for “Collision” film (link)
Richard Cooper at 21Convention – “Be Better” (link)
Trailer for “1917” (link)
Trailer for “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (link)
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