- Totally agree with Rachel’s thoughts on Brave
- I like this idea of “blue-collar creativity“
- The Power of the Particular: if it works the boss, it probably works for preachers!
- Another fascinating marriage article (from a non-faith perspective)
- McRae with a great post (huge implications here for collegiate ministry)
- Grant on baseball movies and why the problem with Moneyball is me, not the movie
- Nick Kristoff on the importance of parenthood in the eradication of poverty
- Shane Hipps on Rob Bell’s departure from Mars Hill (but really on Grief and Joy, Loneliness and Leadership)
- Sarah Beth Stepanian dropping some wisdom (fruit)
- My teaching at REUNION on 01/08/12
I have numerous opinions about the film adaptation of the book Moneyball. I won’t bore you with that 5000 word treatise (check out the links tomorrow for an article that articulates my opinions well), but there is a gem of a line in the film and it goes like this:
“The first guy through the wall always gets bloody.”
If that isn’t leadership in 9 words…
It’s so much easier to be the second, third, or tenth person through the wall…you avoid the wounds, and the pain, and the blood.
But you never get to be the first one through the wall. And, more importantly, if you don’t break that wall down, there’s a chance no one goes through.
Go bust some walls down!