Some Things Ain't Wrong But Just Ain't Right
Mike Goodwin is a funny fella always with a unique perspective on the ironies of life. Checkout his hilarious routine about things that "ain't wrong but just ain't right" Here
"You'll Shoot Your
Eye Out Kid!"
Christian comedian Jeff Allen talks about growing up in America, shooting BB guns, his wife falling asleep and their taking up skiing Here
"Jay Walking" the Bible
Jay Leno was famous for his "Jay Walking" street interviews. Here’s one where he asks questions about the bible. While the answers may be amusing, the illiteracy is appalling and downright dangerous - Here
Being an Old Dad
Chris Monty talks about having a seven-month old baby while you're in your late 40's and what it's like to be an old dad. Here
A Wild Concrete Buffer
Here's a funny, running commentary by two guys watching 18 men on a construction crew trying to stop a concrete buffer gone wild. Check it out Here
Killing Comedy
Seth Dillon is the CEO of The Babylon Bee, where they write satire for a living. You’d think that would be easy in today’s absurd world, but in reality, it’s just the opposite. Seth explains why this endangers the very concept of free speech and the open exchange of ideas. Here
Put These in Your Pipe and Smoke 'Em!

"It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them. Using this kind of reasoning, you can believe or not believe anything about anything, without having to bother to deal with facts or logic." - Tom Sowell

'In order to define what is objectively morally good, we need some kind of scoring system. Unless you have an individual who transcends the natural world who’s character is good at the core by definition, there can’t be objective right and wrong, only personal preference."
— Greg Koukl

"Just as the telescope and microscope show us that there is order and design in all the works of God’s hand, from the greatest planet down to the least insect, so does the Bible teach us that there is wisdom, order and design in all the events of our daily life. There is no such thing as “chance”, “luck”, or “accident” in the Christian journey through this world. All is arranged and appointed by God: and all things are ‘working together’ for the believer’s good (Rom. 8:28)." - J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)
“He was born in a turdy barn, grew up in a dirty world, got baptized in a muddy river. He put his hands on the oozing wounds of lepers, he let whores brush his hair and soldiers pull it out. He went to dinner with dirtbags, both religious and irreligious. His closest friends were a collection of crude fishermen and cultural traitors. He felt the spittle of the Pharisees on his face and the metal hooks of the jailer’s whip in the flesh of his back. He got sweaty and dirty and bloody—and he took all of the sin and mess of the world onto himself, onto the cross to which he was nailed naked." - Jared Wilson

"The hard sayings of Jesus are not hard to understand, just hard to swallow." - Steven Lawson
"We live in a day where facts are treated as insults because we would rather hear flattery than the truth." - Mark Dever
"When it comes to the issue of “race,” we should look to the Bible, rather than the culture, to guide how we think about it... If we are going to make any progress in these discussions, the Bible must have first and final say on this topic." - Shai Linne

“Once upon a time it was assumed that words reflected reality. At least, it was assumed that some words did, such as ‘man’ and ‘woman.’ That assumption in turn rested upon the notion that the world had a particular structure and shape. In our present age, both of these ideas are proving unpopular.” - Carl Trueman
The Best News You'll Hear This Year!
On what basis can you be saved from the wrath of a Holy God against sin and gain entrance into His heaven? On your own merits, your own efforts OR on the merits, the work of Christ alone?
In his brief sermon illustration - albeit a bit amusing but nevertheless true - Alistair Begg gives the answer to this most important question: How can we be saved from the wrath of a Holy God against sinners and gain entrance to His Heaven? Begg reports its “Because the Man on the Middle Cross Said I Could Come” (Luke 23:43). That’s good news! It’s amazing grace! It is our only hope! It is the gospel!!! Yet…how so? Check it out HERE
Facing a Tidal Wave or Not,
Here's 10 Questions to Prepare Yourself for 2022
The close of one year, and the beginning of a new one, is an ideal time to “consider your ways” (Haggai 1:5). Many find it an appropriate season for reviewing our walk with Jesus and reconsidering our priorities. To that end, here are ten questions to help that review from our friend Don Whitney:

#1. What’s the most important decision you need to make? While some of us have major decisions already looming before us, many do not. Of course, even in a “normal” year, significant decisions typically arise. But what is one decision you may not be forced to make but would be wise to make? Perhaps it relates to your spiritual life or your family life; perhaps it’s one that will impact someone’s eternity. The decision may regard one of the questions below, so you may find it helpful to return to this question after you finish the others. READ MORE
Take the Hill: How Mission Brings Men Together
How many of us today know the blessing George Whitefield once described:
"It [is] an invaluable privilege to have a company of fellow soldiers continually about us, animating and exhorting each other to stand our ground, to keep our ranks, and manfully to follow the Captain of our Salvation, though it be through a sea of blood."

Men need something to live for, to fight for, to die for. Our faith lineage that we men must not forget, includes not only those who conquered kingdoms and put armies to flight but also those who suffered without obvious “success”, for example Hebrews 11:35-38:

"Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated — of whom the world was not worthy — wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth."

These heavenly men, bearing worth beyond this realm, suffered. We must count the cost. Regardless of victory or defeat, whether hills be claimed with our efforts or not, remember, we do not descend from “those who shrink back and are destroyed, but [from] those who have faith and preserve their souls” (Hebrews 10:39). Men of courage. Men of valor. Men of God. READ MORE
The Borderline Bar and Grill:
A Tale of Men and Masculinity
On November 7, 2018, a gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA. Lives were lost that night, but lives were also saved. Who saved them? How? What can these heroes teach us?

One of the women who survived told Good Morning America, “There were multiple men who got on their knees and pretty much blocked all of us with their back toward the shooter, ready to take a bullet for every single one of us.”

Journalist Abigail Shrier tells what happened and answers these questions in this powerful video. Watch HERE
The Great Challenge of Every Marriage
We’ve all heard that marriage was designed to make us holy more than to make us happy. And though it’s a bit of a trite phrase that threatens to force a false dichotomy between holiness and happiness, there is a measure of truth to it.

At its best, marriage does, indeed, help us grow in holiness. It helps us in our lifelong quest to put sin to death and come alive to righteousness... It had been our assumption that marriage would make us holy because we would essentially be enlisting another person to our cause—a person who would assist us in identifying sin and in helping us put it to death. “This is the will of God: your sanctification,” says Paul, and each of us would be involving ourselves in embracing God’s will for the other. Read More
How Did the U.S. Ever Become So Divided?
The disease plaguing our culture isn’t disagreement, but rather it is that we have completely abandoned any objective standard for deciding how to arbitrate our differences. The problem isn’t that we disagree but, rather, that our nation no longer has any rational or peaceful way of deciding who’s right and who’s wrong. The problem is that we have abandoned truth...for two centuries, we debated, argued, protested and even fought our battles with self-evident truths as our standard of cohesion. From generation to generation, we resolved to find a way to “just get along,” and the way we did so was to trust in truth as our judge and believe that it, and only it, would set us free. READ MORE
Pastors and Ministry Leaders Breakfast
On Monday, January 10, 2022 (9am-10:30am), Museum of the Bible, OneHeartDC and DC for Jesus invites pastors and ministry leaders from the DMV area to the “Essential 2022” Prayer Breakfast. This is an opportunity to gather our local pastoral family for a morning of worship, prayer, and encouragement. Register HERE ($20 for breakfast)
"A Joyful Heart is Good Medicine..."
- Proverbs 17:22

Happy New Year! May it be filled with faith and hope in Christ Jesus!

We trust the resources we've shared in this January issue will help equip, encourage and remind us of our walk together with the Lord.

We appreciate your reading our EMALES and welcome your feedback. Also, thanks for your support of WACMM's ministry to churches and their men in the DMV and across the country. We covet your prayers for boldness in the gospel.

Locking Arms Together for the Sake of the Gospel,


Dave Brown
Director and Pastor-at-Large
Washington Area Coalition of Men's Ministries (WACMM)