Flannel Board Fishers of Men: How Understanding Discipleship Effects Ministry Vision.

When I started in ministry, I wanted Mayberry. I wanted a peaceful Thomas Kinkade scene that drew you into a walk to the fishing hole, humming the melody to “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” all the way. What I got was much more Biblical.

Ministry Profile: Pastors in the Outdoors

When Moses held up his hands the Israelites would win, when his hands got tired the Amalekites would be winning, so two men stood beside Moses supporting his hands and the Bible says, “his hands were steady till the going down of the sun.” The Israelites were victorious. We long to be like those two men who support the man of God so that the church can be victorious.

Winter Crappie: Sharpening Spring Techniques With Cold-Weather Slabs.

Not everyone loves to hunt as the weather turns cooler and even cold.  Many die hard anglers find ways to make winter fishing trips and keep fresh fillets in the skillet all winter.  Recently I hooked-up (no pun intended) with one such guy.

Lessons from the Field: 10 Essentials for Killer Hunting Footage.

Filming your hunts is one of the most rewarding yet challenging things you can do in the woods. Hunting by itself is hard enough but when you add camera gear and a cameraman, things are taken to another level. However, being able to capture your experiences and share them with others is so fulfilling.

Get Outside! 8 Great Ways to Introduce Your Kids to the Outdoors this Spring

I love the feeling of the first warm days of early spring. It not only means I can get out myself, but it means the conditions become bearable for me to get my kids out with me.

The Sportsman’s Dark Winter: Making the Most of the “Off Season”

New Post! Mid-January through the first warm days of early spring is dreadfully slow for a lot of sportsmen. The fury of fall has ended, so how do you break through the arduous, dark, depressing days of not being able to strategize for your hunt this weekend? Follow these tips and strap in. It's the sportsman's "Dark Winter".

“Help! My Pastor is Not A Sportsman!” 10 Ways to reach out to the hunting and fishing community without bucking against your church’s identity.

What do we do when the idea of sportsman's banquets, affinity ministries, or even a sportsman's Sunday school class or small group gathers more eyebrow raising than support? Here are ten things to do if you plan to reach the outdoor loving population of your community without being divisive.

When Heritage Becomes a Hindrance: Drawing the line between the outdoors and idolatry.

When my wife and I were engaged, I made ruthlessly clear to her that nothing was going to come between me and my “heritage”. I was a total ungodly jerk.