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The online videos below are free to view. If you would like a hard copy DVD of these videos, they are available for purchase at the South Francis Press store.
Small group video instructions:
- Play the video with your men’s small group at the beginning of your group time
- Go through the group discussion questions found in Appendix A of Beyond the Battle. There will be questions about the video and separate questions about the correlating chapters in the book.
- The videos divide the book into 6 different small group readings and discussions. The design is to have a 6-week men’s small group to cover all the material, though you may find it beneficial to have a 12 week small group, committing two meetings to cover each video and question set.
The New York Post had a nude photo of Donald Trump’s wife Melania on its cover this week, with the title “Ogle Office.” The photo was taken around 20 years ago, when Melania was 25 years old, in the thick of her modeling career and before she met Donald. It was from a now defunct French men’s magazine, according to CNN.com.
Ironically timed, there’s an article in today’s USA Today with Donald and son Eric’s thoughts on how (Donald’s daughter / Eric’s sister) 34-year-old Ivanka Trump would handle being sexually harassed. Ivanka is a business woman and former model. This was a response to a previous USA Today article where Donald says he thinks Ivanka should find a new job if she was being harassed in her workplace. The articles, written by Mary Bowerman and Kirsten Powers respectively, both denounce Donald for insinuating it’s a woman’s fault if she’s sexually harassed. Powers’ article sums up the feeling well in her last sentence:
All together now: Women don’t cause sexual harassment, harassers do.
Before I get in to my thoughts, let me say that I agree with Powers’ sentiment here. As a pastor, I would re-frame it to say that a person (in this case the harasser) is responsible and accountable for their own sin. No excuses. Period. Continue Reading…