Sometimes when you’re short of words, you need someone else’s to bail you out. How cool to hear Cornel West riff on Jesus, Tennessee Williams, John Coltrane, and Anton Checkov – among others.

What does it mean to be a Christian, and to attain “greatness”? And is it possible that the catastrophe of success is in some sense a national disaster? How do we distinguish “cheap American optimism,” from real Christian hope?


Would love your thoughts – and any suggestions for any other video grist for our mill.

In Christ,

Jeff V. (who is off for a couple weeks from the Pulpit – just in time to cram for my DMin studies!)

PS – A reminder that Cornel will be the Friday evening keynoter for Revive!