In this episode of the Manlihood ManCast, host Josh Hatcher speaks with Chris Harper, CEO of BetterMan.
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Chris Harper, CEO of BetterMan
Chris Harper is a dynamic speaker, prolific writer, and dedicated disciple-maker serving as the CEO of BetterMan. With a mission to equip over 2500 churches and impact more than 300,000 men, BetterMan is at the forefront of calling the Church back to its focus on men’s growth and development.
Chris’s passion for biblical manhood is evident in his work, as he addresses crucial topics such as a man’s identity in Christ and the significance of being a gospel-centered husband and father. His heart’s desire is to see generations of men fully grasp their identity in Christ and thrive in their God-given roles.
Having earned his Masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Doctorate from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and theological insight to his teachings.
Reclaiming the true essence of being a man
The discussion touches on overcoming societal misconceptions, the importance of defining manhood, and Chris’s personal journey and interests, including his love for ’90s hip hop. They explore historical and cultural shifts in perceptions of manhood, the negative portrayal of men in media, and how Better Man provides a framework for men to thrive in their faith, relationships, and contributions to society. Additionally, they delve into the importance of community, facing and transforming personal pain, and Chris offers actionable advice for men striving to navigate the complexities of modern masculinity.
More from Chris Harper
00:00 Introduction and Sponsor Mention
00:54 Meet the Guest: Chris Harper
01:39 A Dive into 90s Hip Hop
05:22 The Role of Men in Society
05:37 The Mission of Better Man
08:41 The Impact of Media on Men’s Image
17:32 The Four W’s of Manhood
19:43 The Importance of Honor and Respect
29:13 Protecting Loved Ones: An Innate Quality
31:28 The Role of a Man in His Home
33:19 The Importance of Being a Role Model
34:25 Admitting Mistakes and Seeking Forgiveness
35:37 The Misconceptions of Male Leadership
36:55 The Power of Kindness and Compassion
39:39 The Impact of Past Trauma
46:36 The Importance of Community and Connection
50:53 The Power of Growth and Transformation
52:53 Final Thoughts and Advice