October video of the month: Steve Jobs and hearing the spirit’s call

October 6, 2011

Videos & Media

Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address has gone viral in the wake of his death.  It’s a good virus, one that spreads health.  I can’t help but wonder: What would happen if the Church encouraged the culture of disciplined creativity, entrepreneurship, and curiosity of Apple Computer?  I’m sure there are caveats and cautions — such as making sure we keep our doctrines right — but the caveats and cautions shouldn’t bury the question.

Secondly, his relatively short life reminds us of some wisdom: “I would rather live fifty fulfilling years — years in which I make a contribution — than 80 years in which I perch myself on a couch and whine.”

The video:

About Charles Redfern

Charles Redfern is a writer, activist, and clergyman living in Connecticut with his wife and family. He's currently writing two books, with more in his head.

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