david santistevan


What are your tribes?

I recently began reading Seth Godin’s new book, Tribes. So far it is a compelling read. Here is Seth’s definition of a tribe:

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea” (1).

This past Sunday I had the privilege of attending the Steeler game at Heinz Field with some great friends. If I’ve ever seen a tribe, it was on Sunday. I felt like I was in a foreign country as we waded through the thousands of tailgaters drinking beer, playing bean-bag-toss, wearing steeler jerseys, and grilling their bratwurst.

Though I have not finished Seth’s book, I realized something about tribes that day:


Forking out hundreds of dollars for tickets. Paying nearly the same amount for beer and food. Sitting in freezing weather while the snow melts and soaks your jeans. Some even going shirtless. Walking miles from where you parked. This is a dedicated tribe. In the end, this is not even considered a sacrifice for the team they love.

How much more should our sacrifice for Christ be as nothing for the privilege that it is?

What are your tribes?


November 18, 2008 - Posted by | Leadership

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