Year: 2008

Introduction for David Bussau – Microenterprise event in Tyler, TX

Julius Caesar Johann Sebastian Bach Leo Tolstoy Nelson Mandela Steven Jobs Aristotle Louis Armstrong John Lennon Rudyard Kipling Cyrus the Great William Wordsworth David Bussau What do these people have in common? They were all orphans. Most often when we think of orphans we imagine a helpless child totally dependent on the kindness of strangers. All the typical pictures we see only confirm that. ...[Read More]

Introduction for Dr. Francis Collins – The Gathering 2008

Francis Collins, the author of The Language of God, is a billionaire who gave it all away five years ago.  From 1993 until 2003 Francis worked with researchers in the United States, China, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom in his role as the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health.  In those ten years the team successfully mapped an ...[Read More]

Introduction for Nicky Gumbel – The Gathering 2008

In her book, Finding God Beyond Harvard, Kelly Monroe Kullberg describes the growth of the university campus based movement Veritas: “Veritas isn’t about religion. Its about the art of life and a new way of seeing. Veritas is truth whose nature is love and hospitality… Our approach is generally not debate but exploration… If Jesus is truth and life, we imagine every sane person wants to know.” Tho ...[Read More]

Introduction for Bill Hybels – The Gathering 2008

I believe it was 1985 at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs that I first met Bill Hybels. I was sitting in on a small group of pastors of large churches from around the country for three days and, no surprise to anyone, there were a number of speeches made and even a little bit of posturing. The moderator had his work cut out for him to keep the brothers from talking right over each other. However, hi ...[Read More]