Fill Your Seats
Mentoring

Fill Your Seats

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 10, 2018

Empty seats are a waste. Whenever I see a bunch of empty seats on a MARTA train, I think “billions of dollars invested to carry seven people!” I used to have the same thought when boarding a plane, but it’s been a long time since I’ve seen empty seats there. Almost every church has empty…

Leaders Go First
Leadership

Leaders Go First

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 7, 2018

Drive through Texas, and you’ll see town after town like in the picture above. First, there was a store, then a cafe, then a bank, then a barber shop. Before you know it, there’s a little town with sidewalks, churches, and schools. It struck me that someone had to go first. That first building had…

Are You Becoming Hard-Hearted?
Walking the Talk

Are You Becoming Hard-Hearted?

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 3, 2018

Are you becoming hard-hearted? Confession here – I am. I don’t like it. And I’m going to change it. Here’s what happened. As I was doing my exercise walk in the park the other day, I saw the American flag at half-staff . . . again. I thought, “Wonder what that’s for this time?” There…

Learning About Prayer in a Foreign Land
Prayer

Learning About Prayer in a Foreign Land

Posted by Doug Starr on April 30, 2018

Today’s post is from Doug Starr, a Radical Mentor, and longtime friend. He currently serves as EVP – Marketing at Allure – A Christie Company. He’s deeply in love with Jesus, his wife Wanda, his adult children and his five grandkids. Doug lives near Atlanta, GA. A few years ago, I had the fortune of…

An Environment for Deeper Connection
Mentoring

An Environment for Deeper Connection

Posted by Kevin Harris on April 25, 2018

For many of us, the idea of a men’s conference brings to mind this chain of events . . . show up with a new notebook, get ‘talked at’ for a few days, participate in mostly shallow conversation with various strangers, and then head home. Here’s the resulting image . . . that new notebook…

Tax Freedom Day? Come On, Man!
Character

Tax Freedom Day? Come On, Man!

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 23, 2018

I don’t write about politics here, and I’m not starting now. But I will talk about Jesus and freedom and selfishness from time to time. I’m told that Tuesday is Tax Freedom Day . . . because 31% of the year has passed, which is the percentage of our national income that goes to pay…

Stronger Closer Together
Church

Stronger Closer Together

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 19, 2018

Attending a seeker church as I do, the constant question is “Don’t we need to go deeper?” “Are we ‘fast food church,’ looking to make following Jesus quick-serve . . .  high calorie, low cost, low value?” “Are people going to become deeply rooted in Jesus through our church?” So, recently I turned to Scripture…

A Faith of Your Own
Theology

A Faith of Your Own

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 16, 2018

I’ve had a burr in my saddle for a while. I feel it every time a church service ends with an altar call . . . when folks are asked to become Christians. The words flow with passion . . . “Give your life to Jesus.” “Get saved today.” “Surrender to Christ.” What do these…

The Death of Delayed Gratification
Marriage

The Death of Delayed Gratification

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 12, 2018

As a culture, we’re killing the idea of suffering now for the good stuff later. We want the new car and the newest, coolest stuff, but we don’t want to save for them. We want them now. The result? Car loans, credit card payments, and oppressive debt. We want happiness, and we want it now….

Two Seasons of Life Ahead
Mentoring

Two Seasons of Life Ahead

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 9, 2018

When we read stories about mentoring, we usually visualize an older person meeting with younger one. But how much older? For years, we’ve been saying the best ‘spread’ between mentor and mentee is two seasons of life but we’ve never really explained it. Here’s a rough approximation . . . Two seasons of life ahead…