Has the erosion of rites of passage adversly impacted men in Western culture? Craig Glass thinks so. “There are rites of passage, but there are relatively few that are intentional and spiritual."
“The boys in the village must be initiated
or they will burn down the village
just to feel the heat.”
- Kenyan Proverb
Our culture is desperate for men who will leave a legacy of blessing rather than a wake of destruction. Looking back on his own life, he began to ask the questions:
“Am I a man? What is a man anyway?”
Recognizing the lack of initiation into manhood in his own life and the men with whom he worked, Craig began a program which recast traditional practices into a modern rite of passage for fathers and sons in the mountains of Colorado.
If you have a young man in your life, you won't want to miss this powerful episode.
Craig Glass is the Director of Peregrine Ministries whose mission is to guide and inspire men on their life journey. He has served as Vice President of Ministries at International Teams, Pastor to men at Willow Creek Community Church, and National Director of Field Ministries at International Students Incorporated.
Craig and his wife Beryl live in Monument, Colorado. They have been married nearly 40 years and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Craig is the author of Noble Journey: The Quest for a Lasting Legacy and Passage to Manhood: Field Guide.
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*Special thanks to Caleb Buck for sharing his Bar Mitzvah experience
Mendy & Avi Piamenta for the use of their catchy Bar Mitzvah Song
Music and arrangement for the song If by Deb Gregory is based on the Rudyard Kipling poem by the same name.
** Originally posted at MissioAlliance.org