One of the games I used to play with Dallas was to ask him for definitions of all kinds of words; every one would come with a clarity and freshness and precision that would require folks to sit and reflect for a while.
Spirit is dis-embodied personal power.
Beauty is goodness made manifest to the senses.
A disciple is anyone whose ultimate goal is to live as Jesus would live if he were in their place.
Dignity is a value that creates irreplaceability. (This he graciously attributed to Immanuel Kant.)
Joy is a pervasive sense of well-being.
Once when I was asking him questions at a conference we talked about work, which he defined as “the creation of value.” He said something about play—so I asked him to define that one. There was a brief pause—with Dallas there was always a pause—and he said: “Play is the creation of value that is not necessary.”