As we move up the character ladder, we will suffer for the good of others and for our choices of integrity. This is exactly where so many leaders are tempted to jump ship and go back to ruling out of their capacity.
Why does obedience matter to God and what are the effects when we choose our own way? We are digging into the story of Saul for some principles relevant to today.
The third rung on the character ladder is obedience. Without obedience I will not truly know who I am and I will not experience the best of what God has for my life.
The difference between transparency and vulnerability is huge. We are talking the impact of vulnerability on relationship.
What do we do with companies like Apple, Cisco, Google, etc... when we know their leaders were not interested in high integrity or humility. How can we say that humility is a key component of any Christians leadership?
You risked trusting others, but now you are not sure if you agree with their perspective on something.
How do you sort out trusting another person with you, when you don't agree?
We are talking about the implications of Humility and Grace and challenging better known definitions of the two.
My humility is the doorway to character. Bill Thrall is back on the podcast and explains this truth.
Relationships of Trust are the single most important thing to
life and organizational health and productivity.
We talk about the things that keep us from experiencing these relationships and why trust is so important to experiencing love.
So how do you feel an environment of grace anyway?
Why do so few leaders finish their leadership tenures well?
Why are there so many big leaders on such small ladders?
When we choose capacity over character we will always
face this reality.
This week we start our discussion on what we mean by the "capacity ladder" as we prepare to
compare a life lived out of capacity and a life lived out of character supported by your capacity.
Our first book The Ascent of a Leader, is still being used across the world to develop leaders. We reflect on the process of writing the book and why it is written from a Judeo-Christian perspective, while not using bible verses throughout.
This week we transition into the Ascent of a Leader, but first we talk about how these truths can impact teenagers at a summer camp.
Today we are finishing our reading of On My Worst Day while we talk about how God loved us and cared for us before we ever believed in Him.
This week we talk about how natural it can be to share who we are in Christ, without manipulating the conversation toward the "bonus" question.
This week John reads to us from On My Worst Day and reminds us why humor is so important to him.
This week we talk about how we get to guide our children into their unique God given identity.
Why is trust such a key component in fostering a friendship with our children?
This week we introduce you to our current project. The Cure for Parents; not so much The Cure for parenting.
This week John takes us through the story of a hard season with his daughter. He realized that his expectation of trust didn't fit with how active he had been in her life. This epiphany lead to a profound year in their relationship of rebuilding trust together.
This week we are talking about how all religious answers eventually get tested.
It often takes us losing our vision for ministry before we can see
that God is far more interested in our person.
This week we are talking about John's trip to Bosnia during the late 90's. His experience was not a Hallmark card of Christian experiences. So how does God love us in the midst of, "all we were going to do for God"?
Will we live our lives catering to a phantom audience? This week we talk about being who you are in Christ wherever you are; without having to manage every possible reaction.
A community of grace laughs together. Not that they aren't sometimes inappropriate, but they have more time to let others feel out their humor without slapping their hand. All humor is meant to build up, sometimes it takes awhile for us to get there. It is worth the time.
This week we are talking about how grace is experienced; it takes others to help us experience real grace. Sometimes, we are those others, because there is no one else around to start the environment.
This week on the podcast we are talking about the night John first went to see Les Miserables. It was a God encounter that first moved John to grace.
On My Worst Day takes us back to 1985 when John had one of his most painful ministry moments. We learn how easy it is to do the wrong thing with what may be accurate information.
This week John takes us back to 1982 with a story about the first time he realized how religious he had become and how miserable he was in the midst of it.
This is a conversation about the hope of Jesus that frees us from having to perform.
Increased devotion and diligence will not make me feel closer to God again. Believing his never changing affection for me will renew my joy.
John reads us a story about his smoking days from On My Worst Day. We talk about how will power has nothing on those habits or sins that we keep promising to stop.
John reads to us from On My Worst Day about the day his girlfriend of six years broke up with him in college. The discussion that comes out of this experience brings up some great thoughts about who and how we trust.
What happens to our identity when we feel embarrassed? And what happens when good friends help us to shed the lies?
In this week's story from On My Worst Day, we see that in an environment of grace, we are endeavoring to give others the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their motive.
The motivation of grace will always bear greater fruit than demand or coercion.
We continue in On My Worst Day and we are talking about our default to want to check out and run away when things get hard. What is the benefit of living life another way. Enjoy.
Bill and John talk about the process of redeeming shame in this very important podcast.
This week we explore shame through the story of the Box Cars in Upland California out of On My Worst Day.
On today's podcast we continue with "On My Worst Day". We also talk Jr. High dances in small towns, the best corn this side of the panhandle, and God's gentle intentional pursuit.
We start 2014 with a fun podcast from the new Truefaced book On My Worst day written by John Lynch.
In the Room of Grace, the mature influence others, not so much out of the power of their position, but out of who they are.
This week we talk about the incredible experience John had at The Cure Film shoot on Catalina Island. Never mind he barely made it out of there alive.
Today John takes us through on of the stories from On My Worst Day. Enjoy
Want those you love to grow? One of the greatest gifts we can offer another person is a safe place to fail. Find out why.
Freedom comes when we not only forgive the sin done against us, but also the effects of those sins. Today we invite a guest to give us perspective on this in real life.
Repentance is a gift from God. Pride and Isolation will keep us from it.
Love acts as a safety net when we admit the truth about ourselves.
Agreeing that we have done something wrong is not the same as trusting God with what we have done.
For so many, repentance has been the act of promising you won't sin again. Turning 180 degrees, making an about-face. Unfortunately this well intentioned theology just leaves us dizzy and wounded. How do we regain our equilibrium? That is exactly what we are talking about today.
Today on the podcast we are giving you a sample of the in progress On My Worst Day Audio Book.
We plan to have it out for you in November. Enjoy.
This week we talk about, "If I don't trust you, then you can't love me, no matter how much love you have for me."
We also talk about the Russian Ruble. Go figure.
After finishing up 2 days of video production for the Trust One Campus, we sit down to podcast about what it is like to work on these things together.
I don't need you is the language of the wounded heart. In today's podcast we talk about how our needs are the very thing that allow us to experience love.
When our theology lets us see other Christians as sinners instead of saints, we will give ourselves permission to write them off and reject them. This podcast is about the freedom that comes from a seeing the Original Good News in action even when others fail.
We missed our podcast last week, or more accurately, David forgot to switch the all important button that actually records the thing. We are back and talking about our new Trust One Campus along with some memories of John's early ministry fiascos.
Why don't more Christians believe that Jesus stands with his arm around us, and that He is actually pleased to stand with us to protect us and heal us from sin?
If my primary motive is to trust God, then I will get to live out of who God says I am. That will change everything. The choice is both once and for all and every day.
Without forgiveness the insidious effects of bitterness will invade my life. While many say that trusting God is hard to wrap your head around, this is one of the concrete ways we get to trust God. Forgiveness is a gift God gives his children; but it is not done lightly and cannot be faked.
Grace frees Christians to see others as saints who sin, not sinners striving to one day become saints.
On this weeks podcast we talk about how God releases the mature into the destiny He has prepared for them before the world began. But the destiny we are talking about doesn't fit cultural norms for performance, status, or self-realization.
It's Truefaced's 18th Anniversary! To celebrate we are talking about how when I fear the power of sin more than I trust God, I will hide who I am.
Our unresolved issues will rob us in all key areas of our lives. So what are unresolved issues and how do we resolve them. Bill Tell joins us for the podcast to help us figure it out.
This weeks podcast tells us that my life failures will lead to pain. Not resolving the root of these failures will cost me my destiny.
Why does striving to sin less always lead to hiding? Why does hiding lead us to sin more? We make the connection and discuss why striving harder never works when it comes to sin.
Grace allows us to interact with others in their knows sin issues in a profoundly different way.
Today's podcast starts the discussion as we continue through our 52 statements of grace.
This week we discuss how knowing another person's sin issues is not the same as having the permission to speak into it.
When I believe that I am in charge of controlling your sin I will only end up breaking your spirit.
This week is all about encouraging things we are watching happen as people are freed into this good good news.
In today's podcast we discuss how LOVE is the solvent for our masks.
This week we talk about a definition for sin-management and then discuss what the flip side looks like.
Trying to manage our sin will not lead us to less sinful behavior.
This week we talk about how only God can handle our sin. We talk about the thought, "for grace people,you sure do talk a lot about sin." That is because grace actually has the solution to sin, not just the condemnation of it.
God and only God can handle sin. We get this so well at salvation. Where do we lose this along the way?
We can never resolve our sin by working on it. This counterintuitive statement will help us better understand how God deals with sin.
This week we continue to talk about how God is not interested in changing the Christian because he already has. So what is the difference?
This week we are talking about how God is not interested in changing us, because He already has.
When we live in performance obsessed cultures we will never heal from the wounds that such a culture inflicts.
So many of us can say the right things, while living the wrong life. How does grace give us hope
to live the freedom of life in Jesus? Join us on today's Truefaced podcast.
The more influence we gain, the more temptation there is to hide for fear of losing our position. What are the implications and where is the hope.
In today's podcast we will discuss how, the degree to which I wear a mask in my key relationships is the degree to which my character development will be stunted.
Today we are talking about, "How we view ourselves is the greatest commentary on our theology."
This week we talk about maturity and the healing gifts of grace.
Influence is tied to maturity. We can not profoundly positively influence others without it...
This wee on the Truefaced podcast we share about some of our favorite traditions and how they bless us as a family. You are going to want to hear about John's Gnome night.
This week we are talking about how necessary it is to take a risk in finding someone to live in grace with.
This week we finish Chapter 7 of The Cure and talk about how our destiny and thankfulness live together.
This week John and David talk destiny, while commenting on where Bill and Bruce might be this week.
As we continue to talk about Chapter 7 Two Destinies, we evaluate how many say it is healthy to bisect your relationships from your mission.
We start Chapter 7 Two Destinies today as we also manage to fit in 50's music and a number of assorted topics that came to mind.
Bill is away and we take this opportunity to talk about what a good friend Bill has been to the three of us. Chapter 6 of The Cure is all about friendship. Enjoy.
As we finish up chapter 6, we talk about some of the conversations and questions we have been having about the seemingly impossible task of trusting others.
Today's podcast continues in Chapter 6 of The Cure Two Friends.
You are going to love the truths that jumped out today.
On this weeks podcast we talk to longtime friends and contributors to Truefaced's biblical foundation Bill and Sue Tell. We have a fantastic time talking about Worth.
This weeks podcast continues in Chapter 6 of The Cure Two Friends.
We discuss the beauty that comes when we give others permission to love us.
Chapter Six of The Cure takes us into Two Friends. Jesus said, "I no longer call you servant. Instead, I call you friend. What are the implications of that statement for our lives?
Forgive as Christ forgave? How is this possible?
Today we talk about the "Taking Off the Filter" portion of The Cure Guide which leads groups
through the process of reading the Bible without a cloud of moralism or sin management.
This week the guys are talking about what we do for those who have found their way out of the room of good intentions but got stranded and stuck on their way back to the crossroads.
The guys are discussing the crossroads of pleasing and trusting, while adding some new flavor to the inner dialogue we face at that juncture.
Bill, Bruce, and John finish the TF12 descriptors as they talk destiny. Stay tuned for more to come.
Bill, Bruce, and John are one podcast away form completing the entire TF12. Join us halfway through our discussion on destiny.
This week we dive into TF11 and enjoy kicking things off on our new website
This week we continue with Truefaced Principle 10.
Good works, trust, authenticity — can all be done without dependence on the source. So what does is mean to actually tap in?
You can’t love me if I don’t trust you, no matter how much love you have for me or try and show me.
This week Bruce is joined by Lisa, Shannon, and David from the Truefaced staff as we
discuss principles that have personally impacted us.
This week we start TF 7 and begin the conversation about how we resolve the consequences of sin that we do to one another.
This week we finish the descriptor that we have been discussing with thoughts on shame.
Bill gives us some early Phoenix history about Rodeo Day before we dive in to the good stuff.
This week the guys conclude their discussion on what we do when we are faced with one of the many things we cannot handle alone.
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