A Young Man’s Life



aka Eschatologuy

The modern world presents many challenges for and to the young man, particularly the young man who would be a Christian. Often men, and particularly young men, may feel that they have been forgotten or written off by society. In today’s episode, we focus on the issues that concern young men — here and now.

As Christians, we must contend with the fact that, although we are sons of God and predestined for glory, we yet live in a fallen world plagued by sin, temptation, and suffering. The promises of God always come true, but they do so in His perfect time, not our imperfect one. And so, for the Christians, the question must be twofold: What does God say about these matters? What is our role in these matters?

The world offers terrible advice to young men, and so do many of those who not only should know better but also have a duty to offer sound advice. We will try to undo some of that terrible advice and replace it with advice that is both consonant with God’s Word and with the reality of the world we all inhabit. The answer for the Christian man is not withdrawal or despair, but engagement and perseverance.

God calls us to be men, so that is what we must do.

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Parental Warnings

These is some frank discussion of sexual matters in this episode, but not in explicit terms. There is a brief discussion of the mechanics of hormonal birth control.


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6 Replies to “A Young Man’s Life”

  1. Blessing of singleness is manipulation, a Churches pipeline of free labor of the congregants for the Personal Kingdom building of the Senior Pastor generally. Change my mind.


    1. It is also an unwillingness of most pastors to address truly difficult issues — it is much easier to hand wave them away. The same thing is often true when pastors resort to the ‘mysteriousness’ of God instead of dealing with difficult subjects or questions.


  2. Good episode and certainly helpful to any young man that listens. I’m a 67-year-old guy and father of four who are all young adults setting down and making their own families. Most of my peers failed as fathers. Their daughters don’t have husbands and if they do get a guy, it is often too late to have children. Their sons are lost–in drugs or rehab or in the basement with no future. A few of them have homosexuals/transgendered, which is extreme failure in my opinion and leads to a chaotic, unhappy life for all. They act as if this all “just happened”. In looking back, I see why they failed. At critical times they didn’t step up as the head of the family and stop their family destruction with wisdom and force. They never set their life and family up in a way to have authority against evil and stupid paths. It would be good to have a podcast focused on fathers in the thick of raising kids and what it takes to be a good leader of the family.


    1. Ideally, pastors would be including in their sermons injunctions for fathers. The next generation of pastors will need more and better training than the current ones received.


  3. I’m 31 and you guys are not exaggerating at all. I graduated with my bachelor’s in 2015 and college is a terrible idea for 60% of the people there. Women learn to behave like sluts, and resent men. Universities today are essentially Marxist indoctrination centers where White man bad is the prevailing dogma.


    1. It has been a truly horrific downfall of the Academy in the Western world. In under a century, we went from the envy of the entire world to a laughingstock.