The Poor Will Always Be With You The Poor Will Always Be With You
Stewardship

The Poor Will Always Be With You

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 1, 2011

The words of Jesus almost take away the urgency to help, don’t they? In the moment, Jesus was teaching his disciples the difference between the temporal and the eternal, between the practical and the divine. We’ve taken his words out of context and used them to set ourselves free from taking the needs of the…

Passive husband? . . . It’s time to move! Passive husband? . . . It’s time to move!
Marriage

Passive husband? . . . It’s time to move!

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 30, 2011

(This post is from Boyd Bailey, whose “Wisdom Hunters” daily devotional is read by over 100,000 people daily. To subscribe, click here.  You can also follow him @WisdomHunters on Twitter.) “So Ahab went home, sullen and angry because Naboth the Jezreelite had said, ‘I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.’ He lay…

Intentionality and the “Lyle” syndrome Intentionality and the “Lyle” syndrome
Priorities

Intentionality and the “Lyle” syndrome

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 26, 2011

Our son had the best dog that ever lapped water from the face of the earth. His name was Lyle, a black lab with more sense and sensitivity than you can imagine. You’re having a conversation about food, come back later and he’s retrieved a bag of Ramen noodles from the shelf. Unopened…he wouldn’t want…

Selfish Interest Selfish Interest
Theology

Selfish Interest

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 24, 2011

“The one human quality you can always depend on is selfish interest.”  The first time I heard that I bristled. “Wow, what a nasty outlook on people. Are we really that bad?” Then the real question. . . “Am I really that way?” The answer is yes, I am. And you are too. And what’s…

Community – Yes … Accountability – No Community – Yes … Accountability – No
Community

Community – Yes … Accountability – No

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 22, 2011

I’m reading a cool book called So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore by Wayne Jacobsen and Dave Coleman. Jake, the book’s main character, is an associate pastor in a church. He has several encounters with John….yes, John, one of the “Sons of Thunder,” the disciple who walked with Jesus and wrote a…

Decision Making….thinking about it Decision Making….thinking about it
Decision-Making

Decision Making….thinking about it

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 17, 2011

“All decisions, in the moment, from the perspective of the decision maker, are between the greater of two goods or the lesser of two evils. There are no ‘right or wrong’ decisions.” When I heard this principal from Robert McKee’s book on story – I was repulsed. “Of course there’s a right or wrong decision….

The #1 reason a man needs a mentor – COURAGE The #1 reason a man needs a mentor – COURAGE
Mentoring

The #1 reason a man needs a mentor – COURAGE

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 15, 2011

Most of the time, men know the right things to do. Some believe we’re born with an internal “compass” that points us toward right decisions. Call it conscience, call it intuition, call it whatever….more often than not our challenge isn’t so much knowing what to do as it is mustering the “balls” to do it…

Reason #2 a man needs a mentor – Wisdom Reason #2 a man needs a mentor – Wisdom
Mentoring

Reason #2 a man needs a mentor – Wisdom

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 12, 2011

There are a ton of smart people out there. Google can lead you to the answer to just about any informational question you have. But where do you find wisdom and get access to it? Most of the decisions men wrangle with don’t have right or wrong answers. (Those are easier; they just take courage…

Reason #3 a man needs a mentor – Objectivity Reason #3 a man needs a mentor – Objectivity
Mentoring

Reason #3 a man needs a mentor – Objectivity

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 11, 2011

We men get so intense, so proud, so focused, so “caught up” in what we’re doing, we lose sight of the bigger picture. We’ll do things the same way, over and over and then be “P.O.’d” because there isn’t a different result. When we have problems; at work, at home, at church, with the kids,…

Reason #4 a man needs a mentor – His network Reason #4 a man needs a mentor – His network
Mentoring

Reason #4 a man needs a mentor – His network

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 10, 2011

As we make our way through life, we collect people. We meet people from all kinds of industries, from all levels within the hierarchies of organizations, and people who perform all kinds of services. Not only do we know lots of people who can help us, we figure out how to approach these people so…