“Your Teaching Has Touched Us Deeply”

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Character, Community, Culture, Redemption, Transformation | 0 comments

“I like to learn, but to be honest, I don’t like being taught. It makes me feel ignorant. That’s why I’ve never liked being taught by Westerners.” It’s a rare honor when a man from another culture trusts you enough to tell you the truth. After eight days in Burundi, four sessions of intensive mentoring, and more than two hours of in-depth honest feedback and dreaming about next steps, Francis honored my colleagues and me with the truth. Most Westerners have made him feel ignorant. Then he trusted us with one more level, “You’re different. You...

Read More

Burundi mentoring project- post 1

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Community, Culture, Hope, Legacy, Significance | 0 comments

Travel went well. Landed in Burundi and arrived at our accommodations about an hour ago.  Spectacular view of the Austrian Alps and then thunderstorm over Congo as we landed. Glad to be...

Read More

“Amazon Feminist” Defends Masculinity

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Courage, Culture, Venus and Vegas | 2 comments

When was the last time you heard an avowed ardent feminist stand up in defense of masculinity? I’m not sure I ever have. That’s no longer true. In the 70′s and 80′s one of the strongest voices for “militant feminism,” in Wikipedia’s words, was Camille Paglia. Never one to mince words, her views and language were so aggressive that she managed to offend virtually everyone on both sides of the feminism debate going on at the time. Paglia has made the news again, most recently in the March 24, 2014 issue of TIME magazine, where she honestly admitted the...

Read More

Paying it Forward

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Character, Compassion, Heroes | 0 comments

Sometimes kids do an amazing job of “reverse mentoring .” Demonstrating remarkable maturity and unselfish values while doing what comes naturally to them. Watch this boy give an officer a life lesson he’ll never forget. Paying it forward. “And don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity.” I Timothy...

Read More

7 Things I Wish the Church Knew About Me

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Community, Courage, God, Transcendence | 2 comments

I thought this was an extremely honest perspective from a person struggling with church as she has known it. Does she represent a large slice of her generation? What do you think of her points? 7 Things I Wish the Church Knew About Me

Read More