Dave Gullett

a miscellanea

Lost

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Excuses

As usual, Chris Brogan hits it dead center:

“There are two types of writers: the kind who talk about being a writer and the kind who publish. I hear a lot of people telling me that they need the exact environment within which to write. It has to be loud. It has to be quiet. It has to be in sunlight. It has to be in total isolation. It has to be on my laptop, in my Moleskine, with the right pen, with the perfect writing software.”

“Excuses, all of it.”

In any arena, this rings true. We love excuses more than we love results.

Are these excuses, and others, just a cover up for fear and anxiety, or for mere laziness?

If we don’t “publish” or “ship” (to echo Seth Godin) we are still safe.

Safe from failure.

Safe from rejection.

Safe from hard work.

Resting on our expectations and ignoring the realities.

When are we going to get tired of playing it safe?

The Ghost of Missions Past: Reflections on MissionShift, Part 1

Renowned researcher and blogger Ed Stetzer is hosting a new discussion about the future of missions in this new century. This discussion is framed by the essays and responses in Mission Shift (B&H, 2010) edited by Stetzer and David Hasselgrave. The editors brought together several of the best writers in missiology to interact around these issues and through his blog, Ed Stetzer is bringing the discussion to anyone who is interested.
And interested we all should be since our concept of what mission (or missions) is formed directly from what we believe about the the Gospel and shapes how we live that Gospel out in each of our lives. (more…)

Celebrating 70 Years of Jeep | Autopia

Celebrating 70 Years of Jeep | Autopia

It doesn’t have anything to do with anything important, but I drive a Jeep and thought it worth celebrating.