Monday, August 23, 2004

The Wray of The Heart

I've just come out of my first class of this semester with Dr. David Wray, spiritual formation. I'm so stoked about this course. The problem is that the content is not what excites me most. I just love sitting under David and listening to his wisdom pour out. But the real draw of a Dr. Wray class is his heart. The man is 6'9"a big dude to say the least. But his heart is even bigger. He loves his family, the Lord, anyone else he comes into contact with, and the church. I am sure I will learn a lot this semester, more than I can imagine. Let me tell you what I learned today. People gravitate toward leaders. I know that because I realized that it doesn't matter what course Dr. Wray is teaching - I will want to take it. Carburetor Techniques, Advanced Baking, Speed Yoga, etc - if David teaches it I'm on the front row. I've made "F"s" and "A's" and grades in between in courses with Dr. Wray - he is definitely one of my favorite teachers.

People don't leave churches - they leave leaders. Churches don't have visions - they have leaders with vision. People follow leaders with passion. Dr. Wray is a leader with passion. I'd follow him anywhere.

Everyone has a teacher that has set the bar high and made an incredible impact on their life. Care to share who you'd follow anywhere?

5 comments:

Lovell's Lookout said...

Another David Wray fan here. He mentored me my last year of Grad school and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I miss those times. He also let me come out to his house and ride his horse!!!

A couple of other men who have had a profound influence on my life....Andre' Resner...Kent Smith...Jack Reese...Reg Cox...Brad Small..Rick Atchley...CArl Brecheen....Jim Reynolds...John Allen Chalk..Bill New...Marcus Brecheen...John Elliot...Todd Parks....Jeff Berryman..
What a blessing...

Lovell's Lookout said...

Another David Wray fan here. He mentored me my last year of Grad school and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I miss those times. He also let me come out to his house and ride his horse!!!

A couple of other men who have had a profound influence on my life....Andre' Resner...Kent Smith...Jack Reese...Reg Cox...Brad Small..Rick Atchley...CArl Brecheen....Jim Reynolds...John Allen Chalk..Bill New...Marcus Brecheen...John Elliot...Todd Parks....Jeff Berryman..
What a blessing...

Lovell's Lookout said...

Another David Wray fan here. He mentored me my last year of Grad school and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I miss those times. He also let me come out to his house and ride his horse!!!

A couple of other men who have had a profound influence on my life....Andre' Resner...Kent Smith...Jack Reese...Reg Cox...Brad Small..Rick Atchley...CArl Brecheen....Jim Reynolds...John Allen Chalk..Bill New...Marcus Brecheen...John Elliot...Todd Parks....Jeff Berryman..
What a blessing...

Lovell's Lookout said...

Another David Wray fan here. He mentored me my last year of Grad school and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I miss those times. He also let me come out to his house and ride his horse!!!

A couple of other men who have had a profound influence on my life....Andre' Resner...Kent Smith...Jack Reese...Reg Cox...Brad Small..Rick Atchley...CArl Brecheen....Jim Reynolds...John Allen Chalk..Bill New...Marcus Brecheen...John Elliot...Todd Parks....Jeff Berryman..
What a blessing...

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