"To be like Jesus means that we must enter the complexity of both dignity and depravity. We are made in the image of God--glorious. We have taken on Adam and Eve's hiding and blaming--ruin. We are glorious ruins, bent glory. And it shows up in every moment of our existence until we one day see … Continue reading We Are Glorious Ruins, Bent Glory
Steve Williamson has written a provocative article for the Worldview Church Website titled "Is Leadership A Healthy Christian Aim?" Readers of this blog will recognize that the article is a combination and further expansion on similar thoughts Steve has posted on this blog. Here's an excerpt: ‘Lead’ connotes a superior position rather than a servant posture … Continue reading Leading vs. Serving
In a previous post I put forth the question, "Is Leadership A Healthy Christian Aim?“ I argued that "serve" not "lead" is the overwhelming Biblical ideal for the believer. Yet “serve” is trampled in the Christian marketplace by the ever-pervasive call and challenge to become, to shape, or to produce “leaders." "Well, Steven," one might … Continue reading Christian Leaders Or Christ’s Servants?
I hear a lot about developing Christian leaders for the next generation. Many schools and churches target development of "leaders who will make an impact" as a necessity for their institution to survive in the marketplace of Christianity. Christian parents and seminary candidates are attracted to slogans like "Preparing Christian Leaders for Tomorrow's World." Clearly … Continue reading Is Leadership a Healthy Christian Aim?