For the Most Critical Decade In a Man's Life

For the Most Critical Decade In a Man's Life

Every man longs to be powerful. Yet how will we become the kind of man to whom power can be entrusted? How will we become the kind of man we were made to be?

In Become Good Soil, Morgan Snyder offers a unique invitation into a journey of receiving sonship, choosing the narrow road, and becoming the kind of man and the kind of king in whom God can entrust His Kingdom.

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The Invitation

The Invitation

Become Good Soil is an invitation into a radical reconstruction of much of what we have come to believe about God and the meaning of life. It is an invitation into a rare and remarkable fellowship of like-hearted kings. It isn't cheap. It isn't easy. It isn't quick.

For those who will say yes to God and choose the role of an apprentice will become Jesus' master students, and transformed into mighty oaks. They will become wholehearted men. They will become the kind of kings in whom God can entrust His Kingdom. They will bring strength and life to many. They will find joy. And their hearts will rejoice as the Father speaks deep into their soul again and again, "Well done son. Well done. Everything I have is yours."

It's rare. It's narrow. It's available.

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What Stories Will They Tell About You


Deep in the heart of men is a desire to be entrusted with power.

It is God’s design.

It is God’s desire.

It is God’s intention.

And most men never make it.

Dallas Willard suggests the primary work of God throughout redemptive history is finding men to whom He can entrust His power.  And the story of most men is being entrusted with power and having that power bring harm to themselves and those under their care.

What’s not working?   Have you taken an honest inventory?  We tend to think the problems are external, like the broken marriage or the broken truck.  But problems in the world are meant to reveal problems within our souls. We are men in need of excavation and reconstruction: redemptive work that relies on the initiating, sustaining, and transforming power of the One who calls to us, taps us on the shoulder, and beckons us to follow Him. His desire is that we might join Him, along with a few others, and restore all that He intended since before the world began.

Eugene Peterson suggests that one of the most stubbornly enduring habits of the human race is insisting on domesticating God rather than submitting to personal excavation and reconstruction.  We are determined to tame God.  We figure out ways to harness Him to our projects.  We strain “to reduce God to a size that conveniently fits our plans and ambitions” rather than surrender to His transforming work in our lives.

Peterson goes on to say that God is certainly far more than we have ever dared to dream Him to be. He exceeds our wildest “experiences and imaginations.”

Yet in His goodness, this wild and unfettered God provides a way for us to genuinely respond to Him as He is and not as we want Him to be.  

But this way requires “much teaching and long training.”

It is the way of becoming a willing apprentice of Jesus and His Kingdom. A master student of His way and His heart. 

Jesus is clear on the invitation. The gate is narrow. The road is narrower still.

Few find it. Even fewer choose to stay the course.

For the narrow road requires the unthinkable.

When other men are building, the narrow road will require profound excavation.

When other men are seizing the lead, the narrow road will require choosing the lowest seat.

It will take time—years, in fact.

Yet the few who choose this journey, will become sons confident in the love of his Father.

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The Primary Work of God - Dallas Wilalrd

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The Box Collection


A must for men who desire to apprentice themselves to Jesus and learn to lead in strength, courage and love.

The Become Good Soil Intensive Collection offers unprecedented training in how to receive sonship, choose the narrow road and become the kind of man with whom God can entrust His Kingdom. Captured at an exclusive retreat in the mountains of Colorado offered for world changing men from the late 20s to early 40s, paired with elders and sages with miles of hard-won wisdom. The Intensive Collection includes a flash drive containing 8 video and audio sessions, extended bonus material, and a custom Kershaw Shuffle folding knife.

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The Intensive Event


What if you had four days to spend in the wilderness of Colorado? Four days unplugged from the matrix. Four days in a fellowship of world-changing men like you.

A fellowship of men who want what you want and have to fight through similar battles to get it. A circle of young men all on the front side of marriage, parenting, children, and vocation. What if you could sit among giants? What if you could share conversation, questions, prayer, and a campfire with a select handful of older men who've traveled the ancient yet elusive path of true masculinity ahead of you? What if you could spend some time, real time, with them - learning, healing, being strengthened from the inside out — in a profoundly personal way?

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Sample Session

Sample Session
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The Blog

Castration - A Case for Carrying a Knife
Disclaimer: is a blog written for men who are choosing a decade of excavation. My motive is to write with integrity and love to this group of men uniquely. If that's not you, I welcome you to enjoy, drink deeply, and invite God to bring nourishment to your heart. But be mindful that some of the topics, language, etc., might not sit well with you; in fact they might be offensive. I trust you and your walk with God to sort all that out.

The tragic fall of masculinity has whispered to me all my life, dissonant with something I know to be true. Yet it was glaringly obvious the other day when a coworker asked my friend Allen and me to assemble a set of IKEA shelves for her office..

The directions were as simple as I've ever seen in a package.

And I blew a gasket when I looked at them...


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The Podcast

The Podcast
Episode #009: Nearing the End of My Beginning

For centuries, Celtic Christians have identified a "thin place" as a location where the veil between heaven and earth becomes especially sheer; a place where the unseen reality of God's Kingdom is made vivid to the senses; a place where the Presence of God is unmistakable as it rouses the deepest spaces within the...


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Become Good Soil - Podcast

EPISODE #009: Nearing the End of My Beginning BECOME GOOD SOIL PODCAST

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There is an Ancient Path

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