What if I had it to do again? Would I change anything or not?
In my last post I took some time to consider the ideas of legacy and success from a Christian perspective. When I die, how will people remember me? What will be my mark on the world? What impact will I have made on the lives of others? I didn’t know at the time how apropos those words would be. Last Tuesday my grandmother died. On Saturday I gave the eulogy at her funeral. She was 94 years old.
When I die, no one will make a documentary about me. I don’t expect a big New York Times obit on my grand contributions to society and culture. It’s unlikely that social media will be flooded with worldwide tributes and memorials to how my work changed people’s lives.
Engaging Society was produced for InterVarsity’s Following Christ 2002 Conference. I find it an apt piece (9 min, 17 sec) for our reflection and action not only on Martin Luther King Jr Day, but as the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) pushes ahead in 2014. In the coming days, weeks, and months we will give focused attention to the […]
I write after a good cry. Dallas Willard died this morning after announcing stage 4 cancer on Monday. You can read more here. For those who don’t know, Dallas was a longtime philosophy professor at USC. He was a great voice for Christianity and his writings will continue to influence new generations of Christians. His book Spirit of […]