Posted by: naccm | February 18, 2010

On Failure & Imagination – JK Rowling Commencement Speech at Harvard

I was speaking with a Chaplain at Boston University yesterday who said he felt like the three greatest needs of students on their campus were addressing the issues of:

1.  Grief     2.  Fear     3.  Being

JK Rowling’s Harvard Commencement speech from 2008 addresses the fear of failure, in a powerful way.  I post the speech, not because her solution is gospel centered, but as far as tapping into a need of students, I think she exposes and encourages with pastoral insight and conviction. (not to mention a with a great sense of wit!)

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