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When David Redding and his friend Tim Whitmire started a men’s discussion group at Christ Church in Charlotte, N.C., they never imagined it would lead to 1,850 more men’s groups. These new groups use something very different — physical fitness — to prepare men for virtuous leadership in their communities.
That’s what happened as F3 — which stands for fitness, fellowship, and faith — grew from inception in 2011 to become a men’s leadership movement in 30 states. Redding had taken part in workout groups before, but Christ Church helped him come to faith in Christ and envision how men’s fitness groups might lead to something more than bodily conditioning.
“You can take the Book of Common Prayer and find, particularly in the catechism, the roots for how a Christian man should conduct himself,” said Redding, a 55-year-old litigator and retired U.S. Army captain and Green Beret. “It’s all there. All you need to do is follow it.”
We are grateful to All Saints’ Cathedral, Milwaukee, and the Diocese of West Texas, whose generous support helped make this issue possible.
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- The Inside Story on Bishop Searches
- Basic Training for Virtuous Leadership
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
- Giving and Outreach in the Smaller Church
By Neal Michell
- Holy Listening
By Marcia Hotchkiss
- Faith Talks: The Gospel and the University Campus By Stephen Rankin Response by Seth Oldham
- ‘God Has Made of One Blood’
By Charles Hoffacker
- One-Minute Stewardship
Review by Thomas Kincaid
- The Caroline Divines and the Church of Rome
Review by Richard Mammana
- The Fame of C.S. Lewis
Review by Zachary Guiliano
- Learning to Speak God from Scratch
Review by Christine Havens
- People & Places
- Sunday’s Readings