Hackers and the Grace of God

I’ve always loved technology; it’s always come naturally to me. The best Christmas gift I ever got was an Atari 2600 game system, back when a controller was one joystick with one red button. But Space Invaders aside, as technology seeks to make our lives easier, it also becomes more complex. To make your thoughts available on the web for the world to see, you need a server to host […]

 

Humility vs. Humiliation

  Humility is when you choose a humble path before others point it out to you. When others point it out, it’s called humiliation. Good news: both are good for you. Bad news: maturity is only present in the humble act. Hope: learning from humiliation can lead to humility next time. Reality: saving face or spin is never humble. (Click on the pic below for an example of public humiliation!)

 

I'm Sorry

Counsel for anyone that needs to make an apology. An apology has to contain three things: 1. The words “I’m sorry.” 2. An absence of excuses or spin. 3. A statement of “what can I do to make things right?”

 

July Bestsellers

The Christian Booksellers Association July bestseller lists are out and our books occupy five of the top ten on the Young Adult list and two of the Top 50 of all Christian books! Read more…

 

 
 
 

Michael and Hayley talking books and Die Young on 100 Huntley Street

 

Youthworker.com review of Independence Day

“Clear off your shelf of cheesy, cliché graduation books. You know the ones–Chicken Broth for the Graduate or The Prayer of Jabez for Seniors. Michael DiMarco has just written the book you need to be handing to your graduating seniors this spring.” Read the rest of the review over at Youthworker.com.

 

Spring has sprung on the bestseller list!

The Christian Booksellers Association April bestseller lists are out and our books occupy half of the top ten on the Young Adult list!

 

 
 
 

Helping Guys Understand Purity

Paul Turner from LifeWay Students interviews Michael DiMarco, author of God Guy, about the need for guys to understand and live out biblical purity.

 

 
 
 

Are You Dead Yet?

More about our book Die Young at crossway.org/dieyoung.

 

Rid of My Disgrace

I have a confession to make. I don’t like to read. I’m not making this up. I only like to read until I get the point and, oftentimes, that’s way before the writer has finished making his or hers. In my opinion, most books are far too long. It doesn’t help that I’m easily distracted. So the fact that I don’t like to read is reason #1 that I don’t […]

 

Celebrity

I have never been enamored with celebrity. Maybe it’s my gambling background and the ability to see through people, but celebrity just isn’t my thing. In fact, being exposed to the christian side of celebrity, I could tell you stories about some of people’s favorite pastors/authors/speakers that would make your toes curl.

 

The Chick Flick Future Spouse List for Singles

I just read a blog post from a well-known author where his current fiancee shared with him a list she wrote when she was a teen describing her future spouse. Here’s the list:

 

The Year of Yes

Hayley had a big week last week, speaking at the Unfading Beauty fashion show and then keynoting the mini-conference on Saturday. Reviews sounded great. But this week, the ball is in my court as I travel to Texas to lead a church youth retreat near the Gulf, then speak to parents of teens at the church Sunday morning before preaching to the whole congregation. Phew! 

 

Counting Crosses

I counted dollars while God counted crosses, I counted gains while He counted losses, I counted my worth by the things gained in store But He sized me up by the scars that I bore. I coveted honors and sought for degrees, He wept as He counted the hours on my knees; I never knew until one day by the grave How vain are the things that we spend life […]

 

Where are the confident men?

This is going into the new God Guy Bible, releasing next Spring: For a God Guy, confidence is a requirement. Insecurity points to a weak faith, because security comes from what you know to be true about God, not about your strengths. When guys fear the future, when they resist faith and lose hope, they turn from the God they love and decide to live in a world of fear.

 

Are you a gospel glutton?

The first time I remember hearing the phrase, “preach the gospel to yourself” was from Jerry Bridges. He wrote a wonderful and convicting book called “Respectable Sins” that I highly recommend. The idea behind the phrase was a great one: that reminding ourselves of the good news that Christ came to save and justify sinners applies to our lives even after our conversion since we still sin. But lately I’m […]

 

 
 
 

Billie Jean plus ukelele equals awesome

ht – my old college friend, John Resnick

 

Porn Addiction in America

Read it and weep. ht: los

 

Realized wretchedness does not equal humility

You hear it all the time, especially in gospel-centered circles, people saying how wretched they are and how loved they are in spite of it. True and true. But when I hear me reminding myself over and over how wretched I am, seems a lot of attention is, well, on me.

 

The 13th Apostle - Kyle

Not many people know this, but instead of just twelve apostles that followed Jesus around, legend has it that there was a thirteenth named Kyle. Kyle was a dude who loved the ladies. In fact, some would say he was a tad obsessed. For instance, when Jesus fed the five thousand, the apostles were instructed to gather up all the leftovers. The Apostle Kyle used the opportunity to cruise the […]