Only Everyone Else (In the SBC) Should Turn the Other Cheek

Not once when watching a cartoon bullfight did the animators expose the truth of the event. It wasn’t a fair fight. At least it wasn’t when I went to my first and only bullfight in Madrid in about 2003.  Read More

Friendship Nine Years Later – Happy Birthday Spencer Burke

Stanley Hauerwas remarked in Character and the Christian Life,  a quote I read in Kallenberg’s Ethics as Grammar,

I have always tried to write in a way that defies summary. If a work can be summarized it is not a genuine exercise in understanding since the point can be grasped separate from the execution. In fact it is my conviction that the execution is more important than the point since I find I learn the most from others by attending not only to what they say but how they say it.

Some of the best advice I have ever been given came courtesy of a phone conversation with Spencer Burke. He invited registered members of to join him in a learning journey in 2002 dubbed, ETREK. The nine-month-long learning experience combined conference calls, coaching calls, and peer calls with two face-to-face events – one at the beginning and one at the end. There were nine of us. Read More