Athiest Speaks to the Importance of Christians sharing their faith

I found this on the and thought that it was a pretty good message for Christians, from an athiest, speaking both to the why and the how of sharing your faith with others. Penn is an atheist and famous magician from the duo Penn & Teller.

My Personal Leadership Values

I am working on my personal leadership values specifically as I think about leading my staff, and volunteer staff. This is a first draft. Any feedback you have would be welcomed.

Buddy Rathmell Leadership Values
*Passion for Christ *Each of us is responsible for the development of our own spiritual lives though we will encourage one another in this area.
*Competent *Able to accomplish the responsibilities of the role OR the ability and desire to learn how to do them.
*Take Initiative and Risk, Be Proactive *Willing to try new things to improve on what has been done in the past without prompting of others.
*Ministry as a Lifestyle not just a job *Desire to be used of God in every area of your life. Not just punching the clock.
*Openness & Honesty *Be willing to talk about tough issues and be open about our lives with one another.
*Growing/Learning/Moving Forward *Desire to grow, learn, improve and be a tool fit for God’s use in whatever way possible.
*Everyone working in their gifts and strengths *As much as possible we want to have you working in the areas that God has gifted you and that strengthen you.
*Following the will of God *Listening and obeying the voice of God in your life.

My expectations of teammates:
*That you will work hard and to the best of your ability.
*That you will let me know if there is anything you need from me.
*That you will be pursuing the Lord on your own.
*That you will be thoughtful, loving and kind to others.
*That you will be working on personal growth.

How I need your Input:
*Directly, don’t need to beat around the bush.
*Bullet points especially when talking business.
*Freedom from disruption when I am working on projects.

Zig Ziglar Free Gift for Military


I really like Zig Ziglar and I love the United States military so I was stoked to see that Zig’s son Tom has opened the Ziglar Vault of all the best audio and video for free to any active duty member of the United States Armed Forces.  Makes me want to join the military.  OK, I know that God hasn’t created me for that but do take advantage of it and pass it on to any of your friends that are in the military.