Year: 2012

Eulogy For Jim Parnell

"He lived life with a theme that never varied and that theme was goodness. Not perfection…but goodness."

Introduction for Scott Harrison – The Gathering 2012

These are Scott Harrison’s word. “In 2004, I left the streets of New York City for the shores of West Africa. I’d made my living for years in the big Apple promoting top nightclubs and fashion events, for the most part living selfishly and arrogantly. Desperately unhappy, I needed to change. Faced with spiritual bankruptcy, I wanted desperately to revive a lost Christian faith with act ...[Read More]

Introduction for Todd Hendricks – The Gathering 2012

Max De Pree wisely says the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. That’s sage counsel but it almost assumes a steady course and fair winds. What is the role of the leader when the bottom falls out and the reputation of the company and your personal integrity are being called into question. Reporters are showing up ...[Read More]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy – Womenary Winterlude

1. In many ways, this is the story of two men – not one. It is the story of two men who personified the best and worst traits of Germans in particular but humankind in general. They are illustrations of the finest and the most fiendish of the German soul and the one thing they had most in common was the fate of the Jews. They began at opposite ends of a spectrum but met – no, collided – at the int ...[Read More]