Tag: weakness

  • Malcolm Gladwell on the Underdog (A Review of David and Goliath)

    Malcolm Gladwell

    Malcolm Gladwell explores the concept of being at a disadvantage in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his new book, [amazon_link id=”B00BAXFAOW” target=”_blank” ]David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants[/amazon_link]. His premise is that weakness is not always what it seems. Gladwell combines stories, history, research and psychology to draw […]

  • Leading With A Limp

    “We should bless men and women who have done their level best to escape leadership but who have been compelled to return and put their hands on the tiller. We should expect anyone who remains in a formal leadership context to experience repeated bouts of flight, doubt, surrender, and return. Here is one reason: the […]

  • The Value of Community

    HIV/AIDS Support Group in Rural Kenya

    I recently saw the power of community in action. I was away from my family in South Africa, traveling to teach in various Bible Schools and grace seminars. During my trip, my son began to suffer with asthma. We debated whether to take him in to the doctors, having treated this condition at home before. […]

  • Weakness is Our Friend

    Like many boys, my son, Garett, has a fascination with superheroes. One day my wife, Lindsey, was home with our boys. She dressed our son up in his cape, and let him head off to the land of make-believe. He flew around the house for a while before retreating to the back porch. It wasn’t […]