Class Notes: Rescuing Ambition

James Garriss and I are facilitating discussion and teaching through Dave Harvey’s book, “Rescuing Ambition,” on Sunday evenings. Ambition is the instinctual motivation to aspire to things, to make something happen, to have an impact, to count for something in life. John Adams said every person is strongly actuated by a desire to be seen, heard, talked of, approved, and respected. To rescue is to save something, to prevent it from being discarded or harmed. The purpose of the book is to snatch ambition from the dust heap of failed motivations and put it to work for the glory of God. Join us on this 8-week journey in Feb/March as we consider Christian ambition.


Our main textbook is:

Harvey, Dave. Rescuing Ambition. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.


Class Notes:

Syllabus & Outline

Intro & Ch 1: Ambition Conceived

Ch 2: Ambition Corrupted (Selfish Ambition)

Ch 3: Ambition Converted
Bonus: Active & Passive Obedience of Christ

Ch 4: Ambition’s Agenda

Ch 5: Ambition’s Confidence (Faith & Doubt)

Ch 7: Ambition’s Contentment

Ch 8: Ambition’s Failure

Ch 9: Ambitious for the Church

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