Don Payne's Blog
Apr 19, 2009 by Don Payne | 0 Comments
Dr. Gary Orrino is still the pastor of Baptist Temple in Wheat Ridge, CO. Though I have not seen him in many years, I owe him much. He and my father became friends in the early 1970s while they were both church-planters. When I was fourteen, Dr. Orrino gave me a job cleaning his ... [More]
Mar 31, 2009 by Don Payne | 0 Comments
Dr. Lee Roberson, the late founder and chancellor of Tennessee Temple University, my undergraduate alma mater. Dr. Roberson was not a mentor in a personal manner. Though I shook his hand, he never knew me. Yet, he mentored me through some key traits and emphases.
He had a few ... [More]
Mar 23, 2009 by Don Payne | 0 Comments
In my last post I promised some positive, grateful reflections for various mentors from a tradition which in many respects I have tried to leave behind. But let me leave that behind temporarily for a brief interlude.
This past weekend my wife Sharon and I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, ... [More]
Mar 16, 2009 by Don Payne | 1 Comments
Mentors come in many shapes and styles; some we would rather forget because things didn't work out that well, we never "hit it off," or perhaps what we learned from them was by negative example. Another category just occurred to me; mentors whose influence has been tainted in our memories ... [More]
Feb 28, 2009 by Don Payne | 0 Comments
Last evening Sharon and I attended a celebration for Dr. Jerry Nelson who is stepping aside from the senior pastor role at Southern Gables Church after thirty years. Jerry was my mentor while in seminary during the 80s and during the 90s I had the privilege of serving on his pastoral staff ... [More]