Anything: Yielding to an unsafe God

"Then Aslan isn't safe?" asked Lucy."Safe?" said Mr. Beaver. "Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you." — The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis What might happen if I put my career, my ... Continue reading


As a race car driver, we have a different mindset. We honestly believe down to our core that "it can't happen to me." We believe "it might happen to the other guy but not me." ... We believe our destiny is in our own hands. We are supremely confident when it comes to that. To a certain point, a ... Continue reading

Challenger: In memoriam

I was in my office that cold morning in 1986, puzzling out a way to print a dictionary using the UNIX Troff program, when my Dutch colleague, Gertjan, entered my office and said, "I think something bad has happened."For the rest of the morning we listened to the radio in horrified disbelief as ... Continue reading

Michelangelo and risk-taking

Michelangelo was only 25 when he completed Pietà, a marble sculpture depicting Mary holding the lifeless body of her son, Jesus. His Pietà was so astonishingly beautiful that the Italian art community crowed that Michelangelo had surpassed "not only the sculptures of all of [his] contemporaries, but ... Continue reading