who cannot be bought;
whose word is their bond;
who put character above wealth;
who possess opinions and a will;
who are larger than their vocations;
who do not hesitate to take chances;
who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
who will be as honest in small things as in great things;
who will make no compromise with wrong;
whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;
who will not say they do it” because everybody else does it”;
who are true to their friends through good report and evil report, in adversity as well as in prosperity;
who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success;
who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular;
who can say “no” with emphasis, although all the rest of the
world says “yes.”
While on an airplane yesterday, I was reading David Platt’s new book Counter Culture. This quote wrecked me at 30,000 feet…
I listen to the way contemporary Christians talk (especially, though not exclusively, younger evangelicals), I perceive fierce opposition to injustice regarding the poor, the orphan, and the enslaved. I observe increased awareness of social issues: a plethora of books written, conferences organized, and movements started that revolve around fighting hunger, alleviating poverty, and ending sex trafficking…
On popular issues like poverty and slavery, where Christians are likely to be applauded for our social action, we are quick to stand up and speak out. Yet on controversial issues like homosexuality and abortion, where Christians are likely to be criticized for our involvement, we are content to sit down and stay quiet. It’s as if we’ve decided to pick and
choose which social issues we’ll contest and which we’ll concede. And our picking and choosing normally revolves around what is most comfortable — and least costly — for us in our culture.
Where is Brian Bosworth today? Former NFL linebacker and college football All-American Brian Bosworth joins First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless to discuss his NFL career, advice for Jameis Winston, humility, and knowing Jesus.
Bosworth plays a role in the upcoming Pure Flix film Do You Believe? Coming to theaters March 20, 2015. I had the opportunity to attend a screening for this film earlier this week. The makers of God Is Not Dead have done an outstanding job with this title.
“The true leader serves. Serves people. Serves their best interests, and in so doing will not always be popular, may not always impress. But because true leaders are motivated by loving concern rather than a desire for personal glory, they are willing to pay the price.”
In watching the Seattle Seahawks over the last couple of years it’s obvious they have built a stalwart organization from top to bottom. Here are some leadership lessons I’ve noted while watching this championship football team on the gridiron: Continue reading Seattle Seahawks: Leadership Lessons→