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The 5 Masculine Instincts

Don’t trust your instincts—there's a better way to become a better man

Your masculine instincts are neither curse nor virtue. They can not be ignored nor indulged. They are the raw material and experiences by which you develop a new and better instinct—an instinct of faith. Get started with the free online assessment to better understand your own unique masculine instinct profile.

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The 5 Masculine Instincts

C.S. Lewis called your instincts behavior as if from knowledge. What you feel seems right. But ignoring your instincts keeps you limited by them: sarcasm, adventure, ambition, reputation, and apathy. The 5 Masculine Instincts will help you better understand your instincts and how to mature beyond them. Learn More

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Scott Sauls
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Brad Lomenick
Gene Getz
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Pastor and Writer

Chase Replogle

Chase Replogle is the pastor of Bent Oak Church in Springfield, Missouri. He holds a degree in Biblical Studies and an M.A. in New Testament from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is currently a D.Min. student in The Sacred Art of Writing at Western Theological Seminary.

Chase’s work draws from history, psychology, literature, and a rich narrative approach to Scripture to help readers think more deeply about faith and life.

He has written for Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Ekstasis, Bible Engagement Project, and Influence Magazine. In addition, he hosts the Pastor Writer Podcast (, where he interviews Christian authors on writing and publishing.

A native of the Ozark woods, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two kids, sailing, playing the mandolin (badly), and quail hunting with his bird dog Millie.


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