Rick Davis

I Want to Talk With, Not To/At, People Outside the Church

Conversation is an art. Many experience serial monologues masquerading as conversation. One of the distinctions may be discovered in the preposition. Rarely does a person walk away satisfied they have been heard if the conversation is described as having talked to or at. Read More

Accountability – Not What You Think: 4 of 20 Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Who answers to whom? Some ecclesial structures obtain accountability via top down systems like a magisterium. No matter the peculiar title, someone always answers to the person above in the organizational chart. Read More

Field Tripping with Robin Williams

Rick, my mentor, did not play golf. The golf course was not a place where we went to unwind, talk about things away from the confines of an office, or get lost in our surroundings. We went to the theater.
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Mentors- Get Some: 1 of 20 Looking Back, Looking Ahead Part 2

Philip Brooks wrote that preaching is, “truth conveyed through personality.” Yet, most young preaches are scared of who they are so attempt to emulate another. Who was my choice in those days? W.A. Criswell. Read More