Listening In preview: Ken Harrison

NICK EICHER, HOST: Next up on The World and Everything in It: raising up Godly men.

Back in the 1990s, thousands of evangelical men attended rallies put on by the ministry Promise Keepers.

Speakers urged men to commit to living lives and leading families with Biblical integrity.

But today, the ministry’s influence has dwindled.

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Its new president hopes to change that.

Ken Harrison is a former Los Angeles police officer who went on to have a successful career in commercial real estate.

He believes that now more than ever, we need a Biblical view of manhood.

On this week’s Listening In, host Warren Smith talks to Ken Harrison about his plan for what he calls Promise Keepers 2.0.

WARREN SMITH: What do you want, 10, or 15, or 20 years from now, whenever we’re talking about the new iteration of Promise Keepers, uh, what do you want people to say about it?

KEN HARRISON: Well, I’ve got my sights set low. I just want to change the entire foundation of America. So men can do that. When men get saved, not just saved. When they become disciples and give their lives to Christ, their families change. Their kids learn what it is to be men and women of God. When you look at scripture, God gives the parents a, specifically the dad, the job of teaching his children. And unfortunately we have outsourced that to public schools and some not very good churches. And this generation has not been raised to understand what is in God’s word. We need to be humble and loving with our kids and understanding, but teach them the Bible. I am appalled at how many young people don’t know God’s word. So I believe that through Promise Keepers with proper discipleship and follow up, we can get ahold of the hearts of men. They want to know the Bible, but they, they’re looking for someone to teach him. Get ahold of those men, train them, have them train their kids. I think we can completely change. It’s not too late to change our country. We’ve got to have some strong manly teachers that will stand up and say, this is what God’s word says. Without apology, but with grace and humility.

(Photo/Promise Keepers)

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