More Man Stuff

Painful Because It Is True is a reflection by David Kotter on one of Dave Barry’s essays. I’m sure that many men will be able to think of some poor guy like this. I’m just as sure that most of the women married to those guys will be able to point to at least one. 

In another blogpost, Kotter also points to the Popular Mechanics list of 25 skills every man should know. Like Kotter, I have a few deficiencies. And like Kotter I think there might be a more comprehensive set of skills that men should know – including some key spiritual competencies. Anybody courageous enough to post a comment with your recommendations for the top 25 skills for Christian men? Thanks to Mr. Kotter for posting the PM list for us:

  1. Patch a radiator hose
  2. Protect your computer
  3. Rescue a boater who has capsized
  4. Frame a wall
  5. Retouch digital photos
  6. Back up a trailer
  7. Build a campfire
  8. Fix a dead outlet
  9. Navigate with a map and compass
  10. Use a torque wrench
  11. Sharpen a knife
  12. Perform CPR
  13. Filet a fish
  14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
  15. Get a car unstuck
  16. Back up data
  17. Paint a room
  18. Mix concrete
  19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
  20. Change oil and filter
  21. Hook up an HDTV
  22. Bleed brakes
  23. Paddle a canoe
  24. Fix a bike flat
  25. Extend your wireless network

After you post your thoughts browse the rest of the CBMW (Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood) site – there is some great stuff there including their statement on domestic abuse. This issue seems to be among the most difficult ones pastors and Christian counselors face. It is worth revisiting this statement. 

This post gives a few insights into how CBMW’s readers responded.


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