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The 413 Report boldly addresses issues that plague our families and our nation, proclaiming truth to a world desperate for what it cannot comprehend.

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Lauer, Cosby, Clinton—a Proper Response

  Hardly a week passes that someone’s champion doesn’t fall. Hardly a week goes by that a well-known man won’t keep his hands to himself, his zipper firmly secured in the up position. The higher profile the better. The more firmly entrenched in a definitive...

The Giver, not the Gift

It’s the Giver, not so much the gift. From the pages of Scripture, God calls us to, “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) What is God’s will for your...

Fathers—The High Priests of Athletica

I witnessed a father in full performance of his priestly duties. His son, maybe 8, was engaged on the wrestling mat in a bitter struggle coming down to the wire. He battled valiantly; his opponent refused to yield. Locked at the horns—manō y manō—the clock...

Rape—What We Ought to Know

I am led to follow up my last article concerning the folly of teaching our young men to fight our young women, how this contributes to how men perceive women, their lack of regard for them, finding ultimate expression in the form of rape and sexual assault. I received...

Wartime Reflections: Until Valhalla Falls

I like the idea of Valhalla as much as anyone. I’ll rest in the great hall of Odin, the Norse god of death, where the roof is made of shields, supported by rafters of spears. On seats crafted from breastplates, I’ll revel in the company of men of old, men of renown,...

Wartime Reflections: Plenty of Atheists in Foxholes

In recent years, I’ve felt like I’m living in the Matrix. Soldiers look about the same as they’ve always looked. They do about the same things. Higher even generates grandiose displays of virtue, pageantries of righteousness. We have unity walks, entire months...

Wartime Reflections: Then and Now on a C-130

I’ll call it. I took my last C-130 flight in combat last night. They were moving men and equipment around the battlefield and I needed a ride. A handful of gruff operator-looking dudes—they weren’t—floor-loaded a handful of pelican cases. A few other cats and dogs...

No Father, No Rest—of the Fatherless

“Not one has a father,” Ami commented as we watched our sons bounce. My oldest had stopped by bringing his girlfriend’s young son. He quickly rounded up my other sons and they made a bee-line for the trampoline in the backyard. Within a few seconds, all were immersed...

Loving a Foster Mama

The first thing I noticed about my wife was how she looked. I was over by the bar, putting out the vibe…and there she was, stunning in her cut-off denim shorts, bobbing to the house music. Helpless, I moved in. Just over two decades later and my wife is definitely not...

The Joke of Modern American Missions—too harsh?

Mission trip season is upon us. The American church presently dispatches tens of thousands of church attenders around the globe to build homes, clean up garbage, hand out water bottles, maybe play with some little black kids, and possibly tell a few folks about Jesus....

Gentlemen, Millennials are Our Fault

Millennials don’t make much sense to me, especially millennial men. Many men of my generation perceive younger men as,      - entitled snowflakes demanding a raise after six months of showing up on time or,      - limp-wristed girly-men who can’t change a tire, even...

The Power of a Godly Father

We’ve been duped and distracted. This is all a ruse, ancillary and sensational window-dressing. Our culture wars on gender, abortion, the militant LGBT lobby, drag-queen children, Christian bakers, free speech (religious and otherwise), gun control—mere skirmishes to...

‘Transgender Service’ is an Oxymoron

As a service-member, citizens of our great nation will frequently thank me for my service. Even out of uniform, I am apparently recognizable as a soldier and I am intensely thankful for the regard our nation has for those in uniform. When they approach me at the...

A Plea to Pastors on Behalf of the Orphan

Is your pastor neglecting a great Gospel issue? Up until two years ago, I’d never heard a sermon on adoption. A great multitude languishes in our midst, devoid of hope, desperate in affliction, and most of all, ignorant of the life-changing message of Jesus Christ....

The LGBT Stoning of Dr. Mark Green

Queer anger isn’t so queer after all. This week several LGBT mouthpieces – the American Military Partner Association, VoteVets, and the Human Rights Campaign to name but a few – came out in full force, dispatched against a single man, Dr. Mark Green, President Trump’s...

Just How Pro-Life Are You?

Several years ago, a man asked me a question that changed my life forever. As recent converts, Ami and I attended a prayer event and one of the things that we prayed for, fervently, was an end to the great evil of abortion. Days later as we recounted the event to a...

I am a Veteran…not a Victim

As a veteran, I have earned and am therefore entitled to exactly one thing, military retirement as I was promised over 20 years ago. I am entitled to nothing else. Nothing. Not a job. Not a home. Not even respect. I am a veteran, not a victim, and as proud as I am at...

The Emptiness of My White Privilege

I’m okay with being white. I’ve never been another color so I can’t really comment intelligently on what that is like. I’ve been told that my whiteness yields benefit in our nation. I won’t likely be racially profiled. I will probably never be pulled over for being...

Men, Abortion is Our Fault

As I’ve previously confessed, 20 years ago I paid my girlfriend to murder our unborn daughter. I thank the good Lord daily that she didn’t follow through. My actions represented the moral vacuity and misguided masculinity of modern man highlighting an uncomfortable...

A Letter to My Angry Atheist Relative

It has occurred to me from our interaction that you must believe me to be a gullible idiot. Either that or I am a great liar. Maybe you consider me a lunatic, certifiably insane. Your thoughts must demand one of these conclusions. If it were just me, that answer may...

A Picture of Legitimate Christian Resistance

Originally Published at LinkedIn on 8 Dec, 2016 As I proclaim, “we must obey God, not men,” my liberal cousin literally thinks I may just snap and blow up an abortion clinic. Until a couple of months ago, he just may have been correct. Then I read this book, it’s...

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Scheduled for 2017 – The 413 Project will launch a podcast to discuss the issues that are plaguing our families and youth, and provide practical advice for how you can become involved. It is up to us to change the system to make a difference and to answer the call.

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