Author Archives: Regi Campbell

Raising Kids in the Faith

As I launched my new Radical Mentoring Group last week, I heard it again . . . “I want to raise good kids . . . kids that will believe in Jesus and follow Him.” There is no known formula. There’s no specific set of “do this” or “don’t do that” to insure Christ-following kids....

Winning

We all want to win. These four guys won the Radical Mentoring Golf Classic on Monday. Tops among 22 teams. Since a defining characteristic of a mentor is humility, I remind these guys that the gap between their ‘low net’ of 50 and par 72 was filled by effort and skill for sure. But also...

R.S.V.P.

Jesus told the story of a master who decided to throw a party. A banquet. He sent invitations to tons of people, but as the ‘regrets’ started to come in, he got mad. He saw flimsy excuses and made-up reasons not to come. “I won’t be able to make it . . . I’ve just...

5 Reasons We Don’t Pray on the Spot

As I said last time, God has challenged me to be more immediate and bold in response to His unction to pray. Talking with my family, the consensus was “It’s hard . . . it’s really hard.” For once, I didn’t disagree. I started thinking about what makes it hard and (maybe) what we can...

5 Reasons to Pray on the Spot

A few months ago, I ran into an old friend as he was leaving a restaurant. This guy is older . . . a mentor to many . . . a giant of a Jesus-follower. Instead of just shaking my hand, he pulled me in so my ear could hear his voice. He wrapped one...

The Partial Fool

When I run across a principle that’s helpful, I write about it here. When I find one that’s particularly helpful, I might write about it twice. Dr. Henry Cloud’s teaching on dealing with foolish people is one of those. Refresher: The definition of a foolish man is one who doesn’t evaluate his experience and doesn’t...

Three Kinds of People

My friend John (yes, him again!) points me to a book I’d overlooked . . . a book by Dr. Henry Cloud called Necessary Endings. In Chapter 7, the book goes deep on the triage that’s been around for as long as there’ve been thinking people. Proverbs describes wise, foolish and evil people. Here’s how...

First and Final Words

Ask Christians what they want to hear 30 seconds after they die. Most will say “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!”  These words come from Jesus’ parable of the talents recorded in...

Neon Steeple

I’m a huge David Crowder fan. His newest release is called Neon Steeple . Here’s how it begins . . . “Well I didn’t come here of my own accord  . . . and I guarantee I can’t leave like this. Where you are, I don’t care but whoever brought me here is gonna’ have...

Going ‘All In’

Towards the end of my last Radical Mentoring group, I put a copy of this in front of every guy and asked them to consider signing it. Take a look…. Stiff huh? Guys reacted in different ways. Big pause . . . a couple of guys pulled back. One was defensive. “How dare you ....