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Roaring Lambs

Roaring Lambs
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Roaring Lambs

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ROARING LAMBS is Bob Briner's manifesto of our proper stance regarding the "culture-shaping arena." Christians can and ought to be the movers and shakers of social change - "roaring lambs" - who infiltrate and make an impact on their workplace and world with their faith. Drawn from Briner's personal experience as an Emmy Award-winning television producer, ROARING LAMBS takes you into the work-world strategies anyone can use. There's also a useful discussion guide that will help you and your friends put shoe leather to your faith. Bob Briner's greatest legacy may well be the way in which, through his own courageous roam, he has helped countless Christians discover theirs. John their ranks. Roar with conviction - and change your world! 208 pages, from Youth Specialties
- Publisher

CONTENTS:

1. Clear Your Throats, It's Time to Roar

2. Salt: Make Use of It

3. Where Are All the Christians?

4. Movies: Box Office Closed

5. Television: Fade to Black

6. Literature: Out of Print

7. The Visual Arts: A Cloudy Lens, a Drab Palette

8. The Christian Academe: Underachievers

9. A Final Word: Getting It Done

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About "Roaring Lambs"

ROARING LAMBS is Bob Briner's manifesto of our proper stance regarding the "culture-shaping arena." Christians can and ought to be the movers and shakers of social change - "roaring lambs" - who infiltrate and make an impact on their workplace and world with their faith. Drawn from Briner's personal experience as an Emmy Award-winning television producer, ROARING LAMBS takes you into the work-world strategies anyone can use. There's also a useful discussion guide that will help you and your friends put shoe leather to your faith. Bob Briner's greatest legacy may well be the way in which, through his own courageous roam, he has helped countless Christians discover theirs. John their ranks. Roar with conviction - and change your world! 208 pages, from Youth Specialties
- Publisher

CONTENTS:

1. Clear Your Throats, It's Time to Roar

2. Salt: Make Use of It

3. Where Are All the Christians?

4. Movies: Box Office Closed

5. Television: Fade to Black

6. Literature: Out of Print

7. The Visual Arts: A Cloudy Lens, a Drab Palette

8. The Christian Academe: Underachievers

9. A Final Word: Getting It Done
- Koorong

Bob Briner would have told you, 'Absolutely!' Roaring Lambs is Briner's manifesto of our proper stance regarding the 'culture-shaping arena.' Christians can and ought to be the movers and shakers of social change -- 'roaring lambs' who infiltrate and make an impact on their workplace and world with their faith. Roaring Lambs was written from Briner's personal experience as an Emmy Award-winning television producer. It takes you into the work world strategies anyone can use. There's also a useful discussion guide that will help you and your friends put shoe leather to your faith. Bob Briner's greatest legacy may well be the way in which, through his own courageous roam, he helped countless Christians discover theirs. John their ranks. Roar with conviction -- and change your world!
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Bob Briner

Bob Briner was a leading figure in professional sports management, an Emmy Award-winning TV producer, and president of ProServ Television. He was also a prolific writer, best known for his book "Roaring Lambs", a call for the church to begin shaping culture rather than being shaped by it. He wrote regularly for the "New York Times" and "Sports Illustrated "and also coauthored "The Leadership Lessons of Jesus". Bob died of cancer in the summer of 1999, survived by Marty, his wife of more than forty years, and their three children.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword By Michael W. Smith
  • Preface
  • Introduction---don't Try This Alone
  • 1. Clear Your Throats, It's Time To Roar
  • 2. Salt: Make Use Of It
  • 3. Where Are All The Christians?
  • 4. Movies: Box Office Closed
  • 5. Television: Fade To Black
  • 6. Literature: Out Of Print
  • 7. The Visual Arts: A Cloudy Lens, A Drab Palette
  • 8. The Christian Academe: Underachievers
  • 9. A Final Word: Getting It Done
  • Study Guide

Excerpt

Excerpt from: Roaring Lambs

The Shah of Iran had summoned me to meet with him during his international tennis tournament at the sprawling Imperial Country Club on the outskirts of Tehran. As I stood beside the U.S. ambassador awaiting the imminent arrival of the Shah and the Empress, one question continually came to mind: 'What am I doing here?' The same question occurred to me as I was flying over on Air Iran, one of the world's most luxurious airlines in the pre-Ayatollah days. Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes was on the flight on his way to interview the Shah, and we chatted about tennis, but mostly I kept pondering the question, 'What am I doing here?' This same question had presented itself often in the past. It came as I stood on the sidelines at Shea Stadium as a part of the Miami Dolphins' front office staff before our game with the New York Jets. As I sat in the Royal Box at Wimbledon, it came to mind again. The same question arose as I rode with Akio Morita, the legendary founder of Sony, in his limousine through the streets of Tokyo. When the U.S. ambassador to Australia sent his plane to Sydney to fly a small group of us to the embassy in Canberra, I asked myself that question. And it certainly floated in and out of my mind when tennis great Jack Kramer and I entered the magnificent suite atop Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to negotiate with the hard men who ran the gambling empire. 'What am I doing here?' 'Why am I here?' Naturally, everyone asks this question from time to time, but coming as I did from humble beginnings --- the product of a modest public school system and two very small colleges, it seemed totally preposterous that I should be flying all over the world, hobnobbing with the rich and famous, unless there was something more to life than just fate and chance. For me, the question 'What am I doing here?' was more complex and urgent because of one fact. I am a Christian. I am committed to the cause of Christ. I want to serve Him. So what am I doing here? What am I doing on this jet to Paris where I will oversee television production for the great bicycle race, the Tour de France? Why am I doing what I do instead of pastoring a church or training missionaries? As career opportunities took me from coaching six-man football at a tiny high school on the plains of Kansas to some of the most powerful positions in international sports and sports television, I found myself much better prepared to succeed both professionally and socially than I was prepared to succeed as an effective Christian. Even trying to live a life that integrated the Bible with all I was doing, I found myself progressing much more rapidly professionally and socially than spiritually --- particularly in doing Christianity, in fulfilling the commands of Christ, in being salt in the world. As I look back it is easy to understand why this was so. Both in business and social settings, I had many mentors and role models, many patterns to follow. Many people were there to teach me and help me. On the other hand, the more I progressed in my sports business career, the more isolated and alone I felt as a Christian. Spiritually, I was a meek and lowly lamb in a world full of lions. The real Christians were people like my pastor, people working full-time for Campus Crusade, Youth for Christ, or Wheaton College, the countless missionaries sent out by my church, Billy Graham, Charles Stanley, Jerry Falwell, James Dobson. These were the ones changing the world. The best I could hope for was to support them in prayer and money. At least that's what I had been taught. The wonderful people who had attracted me to a very small, very conservative church in Dallas, Texas, and who introduced me to the marvelous reality of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ seemed to be both intimidated by and skeptical about one of their own venturing out into the world of big-time professional sports. This just didn't square with their previous experiences. The emphasis in my church was on personal piety and separation from the world. The Miami Dolphins and network television seemed light years away from the small sanctuary in South Dallas. As I searched for help in combining Christian living with my world of professional sports and television, it didn't come from my church or denomination. And in fairness to this great group of believers, I have not found much help in this area from any of the other traditional evangelical groups. At two small Christian colleges affiliated with the same denomination as that of my home church, I spent four wonderful years, received a high-quality education, and was further grounded in my commitment to the Christian faith. I made many wonderful friends and met a lovely young woman who became my wife. That, by itself, is a tremendous contribution, but in my opinion, my preparation to go out into the real world and live my faith effectively was lacking. Already planning on a career in sports management, I felt I was a sort of second-class campus citizen. My classmates who were preparing for the pulpit ministry or missionary service were the ones who were treated as if they would be doing the real work of the church. The rest of us were the supporting cast. Almost nothing in my church or collegiate experiences presented possibilities for a dynamic, involved Christian life outside the professional ministry. If you were called to 'full-time Christian service,' there were very clear paths to follow. If not, you were pretty much on your own. You heard about being salt and light, but no one told you how to do it, other than to get involved in a good local church.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 73223
  • Product Code 0310591112
  • EAN 9780310591115
  • UPC 025986591113
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Youth Specialties
  • Publication Date Jan 1995
  • Sales Rank #19283
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.226kg

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