“Vanity, with an eye toward history, is the father of compromise”. Speaking of how Newt Gringrich’s concern for his historical legacy, as Speaker of the House, motivated him to make deals with Bill Clinton in the attempt to do Great Things. Quoted in this West Wing Weekly podcast episode.


‘Compromise’, in this context, seen as a good thing: principled compromise.


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Mikey graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. In 2000 he became one of the founding leaders of Crossroads Presbyterian Church where he was the lead pastor for 7 years from 2003.

Mikey now works as the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Mikey is the chairman of The Vision 100 Network (Tasmania) and a founding director of Geneva Push (national) – both church planting networks. He is also a chaplain at Jane Franklin Hall and the chairman of New Front Door: the Church IT Guild.

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