Prodigals come in many forms. We often think of the defiant ones as prodigals, but there are other types that break our hearts: embarrassing, intellectual, lukewarm, and religious prodigals. The word prodigal means wasted. Like the younger son in Jesus parable, many of our loved ones are wasting their lives. Learn how to love them no matter what form of wasted they choose.
Phil Waldrep is an ordained Southern Baptist minister, speaker and author who leads one of the largest religious conference ministries in the United States. In 1980, he formed the Phil Waldrep Evangelistic Association to share the gospel by all means, traditional and nontraditional. In 1992, the organization expanded the retreats to include retreats for women, men, and senior adults. Celebrators, the Senior Adult Celebrations, draws attendance in excess of 15,000 people. He and his wife Debbie live in Decatur, Alabama.