It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

–Frederick Douglass

Why “Odd Man Out?”

Well, two reasons really. We delight in healthy disagreement expressed with fellowship and a desire for growth. That sort of productive tension requires someone to be the Odd Man Out, and each of us is willing to play that role. We also expect our voices as Christians to stand out as different from what popular culture says about how to live and parent effectively. In short, we disagree—with each other and with society. We also hope that when you agree or disagree, you will join the conversation.

New on OMO

Life Worth Living

Life Worth Living

As I sit here in the dark thinking about my day I can’t help but notice how futile it all seems to be. I wake up to change diapers only to change them again later. I clean the house only for it to be made messy. I infuse love, joy, and wisdom into my children and wife... read more

New in Faith

Life Worth Living

Life Worth Living

As I sit here in the dark thinking about my day I can’t help but notice how futile it all seems to be. I wake up to change diapers only to change them again later. I clean the house only for it to be made messy. I infuse love, joy, and wisdom into my children and wife... read more

New in Fatherhood

The Authors

Dan

Dan Ward

Dan Ward is a pastor, husband, father, and friend. He is the glue that keeps a community together. After years of living his life for other stuff, Dan found his greatest passion and love in the person of Jesus.

Mathew Panattoni

Mathew Panattoni, also known as Uni-T, is a chaplain, pastor of an e-church, husband, and father. He is often quiet where others are loud. As a lover of the outdoors, he frequently hangs back in groups.

Matthew Wimer

Matthew Wimer, also know as Double-T, works for a publisher, musician, pastor-in-waiting, husband, and a father. He loves a good debate. He will carry the flag of Jesus and adds a moderately conservative bent into any discussion.

Want to contribute to Odd Man Out?

We like to open the forum to others both for our benefit and that of our readers. If you want to contribute, fill out the form leaving us your name, email address, and a writing sample on your topic. If we select you, we’ll be in touch!

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Our Guest Writers

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Dan’s Story

From Atheist to Christian