The reality is that for every dramatic capture and for every high-profile win, there are untold days of invisible faithfulness and failure – of persevering, when the end of the story is unknown.
I’ve always been drawn to really strong leaders. Even in the midst of the most violent criticism against Mark Driscoll, I’ve defended him, arguing that for some people, his way of preaching and teaching is quite effective—especially since, for me, it was (by “effective” I mean it altered my behavior).
A friend recently stopped by the house for dinner and we had the most fascinating conversation. As we talked, he told me he’d recently been attacked on the air by Glenn Beck. Fascinatingly, he was the second friend I’d had over for dinner who’d recently been attacked by Glenn Beck. But both of them had the same story. As he pulled up the YouTube video, I couldn’t help but wonder whether Glenn Beck even knew what either of my friends were about. Beck demonized my friend without the slightest understanding of what he represented or stood for, which looked nothing like what Beck was railing against.