If you missed last night’s final episode of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” you missed the most amazing farewell speech. Conan ended his brief run thanking NBC, expressing gratitude for what he got to do (rather than anger for what he didn’t get to do), and encouraged young people to avoid cynicism promising “if you work really hard and you are kind, amazing things will happen.”
Eric Michael Bryant serves as an elder, speaker, and navigator with the leadership team at Mosaic in Los Angeles, a church known for its creativity and diversity. Starting as a volunteer in the parking lot at Mosaic, Eric later worked with students and then helped catalyze new venues across Los Angeles. Eric serves as part of the core teams for the Mosaic Alliance and The Origins Project, a movement of people committed to Jesus, Humanity, and Innovation. Eric’s book, Peppermint-Filled Piñatas: Breaking Through Tolerance and Embracing Love, is a guide for overcoming the negative Christian stereotype by embracing the people Christians “love to hate.” Eric lives with his wife, Debbie, and two children, Caleb and Trevi in the middle of Los Angeles County.