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The C-word and a Prayer Request The C-word and a Prayer Request
Prayer

The C-word and a Prayer Request

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 25, 2019

If my health records were still on paper, the stack would resemble what you might find in the office of a professor grading term papers. I won’t begin to list all the stuff this old body’s been through. Of course, the biggest deal was my lung transplant in November 2015, which restored my vitality and…

Lessons from the Rocket Man (Part 2) Lessons from the Rocket Man (Part 2)
Community

Lessons from the Rocket Man (Part 2)

Posted by Kevin Harris on July 22, 2019

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently saw Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, whose narrative centers around his major stint in rehab as a completely broken man. As I wrote about in Part 1, Elton’s father wound was a prominent theme in the movie. But there was another striking theme I found relevant…

Lessons from the Rocket Man (Part 1) Lessons from the Rocket Man (Part 1)
Fatherhood

Lessons from the Rocket Man (Part 1)

Posted by Kevin Harris on July 18, 2019

The opening scene of Rocketman, the movie chronicling Elton John’s life, takes place in a rehab facility at his lowest point. It flashes back to a young Elton, then still Reginald Dwight, waiting at the top of the stairs for his dad to come home from work. When his dad finally arrives, his only words…

The Personal Theology Statement (Part 2) The Personal Theology Statement (Part 2)
Theology

The Personal Theology Statement (Part 2)

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 15, 2019

In my last post, I introduced you to the Personal Theology Statement and challenged you to write one for yourself.  I’m going to put myself at great personal risk and share mine here. Please . . . I don’t intend to create a theological battle. I’m not trying to convince you that my theology is…

The Personal Theology Statement (Part 1) The Personal Theology Statement (Part 1)
Theology

The Personal Theology Statement (Part 1)

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 11, 2019

I lived for years with a distorted view of God and some really poor theology, in part, because I never really confronted what I truly believed and what I didn’t. And now it’s become a burden as I see the same thing in others all the time. People stay away from God because He didn’t…

Faith vs. Trust Faith vs. Trust
Theology

Faith vs. Trust

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 8, 2019

As I spoke with a friend the other day, these words came out of my mouth . . . “I’m leaning hard on my faith.” I paused and thought. “Man, that puts a lot of pressure on my faith,” which, in a way, puts a lot of pressure on me. I don’t know about you,…

Names Names
Identity

Names

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 4, 2019

I’ve never liked my name. Maybe it’s because it was so different from everyone else in my totally segregated, South Carolina elementary school. Or maybe because it was spelled weird . . . Regi. Anyone else would have spelled it phonetically R-e-g-g-i-e. But not my parents. I got half of Reginald. R-e-g-i. Maybe it was…

Mentor Mythbusters: No Time for Stories Mentor Mythbusters: No Time for Stories
Mentoring

Mentor Mythbusters: No Time for Stories

Posted by Kevin Harris on July 1, 2019

Over the last few months, I’ve been asked more than once if the Story Retreat matters. I hear things like, “My men are busy . . .” “We don’t have time to get out of town . . .” Over the last few months, I’ve also heard from leaders that the Story Retreat was the…

How the Devil Works How the Devil Works
Theology

How the Devil Works

Posted by Regi Campbell on June 27, 2019

We don’t talk much about Satan these days. It’s easy to ignore or discard things we don’t understand, especially unpleasant, scary things. Because books, movies, and TV shows have put such an outlandish picture in our heads, it’s easier not to think about the devil than to try and understand him. One of the first…

Something’s Broken Something’s Broken
Community

Something’s Broken

Posted by Regi Campbell on June 24, 2019

In today’s post-modern culture, people are questioning everything. The need for God is stronger than ever, yet the way we speak with people far away from God seems philosophical and even irrelevant. Maybe there’s a more direct, compelling way to get people’s attention – a way to surface their need for God and bring awareness…