The Oxford professor and Christian apologist, C.S. Lewis, once remarked, “there is no sound I like better than adult male laughter.” What Lewis describes is what many of us have discovered, there is something unique and powerful about male friendships when they are centered upon Christ. Such friendships draw us out of our preoccupation with the secular version of manhood (typically a performance-based identity centered on career, acquisition and recreation increasingly leaving men lonely and isolated) and instead remind us of what God has created us to be. Men. Men like the disciples who shared their lives together in community. Men whom God has called to advance the cause of Christ in an increasingly alienated and fragmented world.