August 11, 2007

Willow Creek Summit, Day 2

Personal highlights from today ...

Colin Powell:
  • Promote a clash of ideas - a noisy system.
  • Only people get things done.
  • Any subordinate can come in at any time with any issue, scheduled or not.
  • Optimism is a force multiplier. Things will always look better in the morning.
  • War is a failure of diplomacy and a failure of politics.
  • Even the greatest of all strategies must occasionally take into account the presence of an enemy.
  • Prepare to be lonely.
  • The church shouldn't be hijacked by politics.
  • All of us have a debt of service that we may never be able to repay.

John Ortberg:
  • When was the last time you and your team paused for an extended period of prayer (and maybe even fasting)?
  • My shadow mission is my authentic mission hijacked by ego.

Richard Curtis:
  • I'll ruthlessly do the thing that I do to try to rectify this general injustice (HIV/AIDS).

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