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7 Signs Your Men’s Ministry Has Gone “Rogue”
|Usually you will encounter this phrase in spy novels when counter-intelligence operatives, spies or assassins leave the “grid” and, consequently, the control of their handlers. In any context the word “rogue” suggests someone or something has become unorthodox, unpredictable, dangerous or solitary. Practically, that person or group has escaped your control or ability to manage their activities in any functional or positive way. On film or in real life the response to the news that someone or something has “gone rogue” is the same: “Oh, no” or “Uh-oh.” These are the un-colorful and sanitized responses one might hear. The inner reaction is more telling—deep fear. That’s because the man or men who have “gone rogue” have either the asset of proximity to things or people you value or tribal knowledge that they can use against their employers or sponsors. What damage they may or may not do with those assets is what makes the “rogue” men ones that need to be feared if they are connected to what you are doing. The feeling is not good.
They make you feel vulnerable to attack from within.
Looking Forward to a “Good Fight”
|The Navy Shipyard, Sandy Hook, Columbine — the mere mention of these names open files in our minds about seemingly senseless shootings, deaths, perhaps vulnerability. Along with these, recent news of Syrian President Assad unleashing chemical warfare on unsuspecting populations and the anniversary of “9/11,” remind us of moments in time when the world stops to ask “why?”
While these events fuel national news reports and investigators pursue answers, inevitably the tsunami of discussions will revert to worldly explanations and political agendas. It amazes me when a massacre occurs, we tend to try to “contain the culture” with the politics of peace, federal funding for education or counseling or economic plans for poverty.
Cultural men don’t want to rely on spiritual answers. There’s no room for the “morality play” in their game because those answers force us to look in the mirror.
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Kenny Luck is the founder of Every Man Ministries and the men’s pastor at Saddleback Church. His 20th book – SLEEPING GIANT: No Movement of God without Men of God – is the proven blueprint for men’s ministries, and was recently released through B&H Publishing. Leadership kits and church resources published by LifeWay. Watch and read more of Kenny’s teaching here at EveryManMinistries.com.
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