Passion or Obedience?

At the Willow Creek Leadership Summit in August, a guy named Dave Gibbons said, “Obedience is more important than passion.” As I think about this statement, he is exactly right and has hit head on what is wrong with so many Christians today. Let me explain. Yesterday I went running for the first time in 8 days, and I was actually nervous before I took off because I knew it ...

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Full-Court Press

This summer two of my favorite writers, Bill Simmons (a sports writer) and Malcolm Gladwell (author of Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers), came together on ESPN.com to do an email exchange (see it here) covering a variety of topics. One subject they discussed was an article Gladwell wrote for The New Yorker (see it here) on underdogs and how a basketball strategy known as the “full-court press” gives underdogs a ...

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