• The Paradox of Power and Service

    Servant leadership is seen as a paradox of leading through giving up power and serving others. This oxymoron is usually framed as a contrast of power and service. A biblical understanding of human sinfulness and salvation reveals, however, the real contrast is not power versus service, but service versus self-interest. The opposite of true servant […]

  • Leadership Under Authority

    My doctoral colleague, David Wright, posted the following in a recent discussion forum: “…leadership is never totally mastered and leadership means being led…When I consider the topic of leadership I have the following portion of scripture as a foundation: And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And […]

  • Living this love is not so easy  

    Living this love is not so easy   

    Newly knighted Bono’s confession: “My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is love. What does that mean? What it means for me: a study of the life of Christ,” Bono says. “Love here describes itself as a child born in straw poverty, the most vulnerable […]

  • Biblical Insights of Leadership, part 1

    Leadership is a fundamental Biblical activity. There are at least three insights from Scripture that offer a glimpse of what leadership is in the biblical perspective. Part 1: Dominion and creativity. Man (species, not gender) was given responsibility over both the environment (Genesis 2:15) and other life (naming of animals in Genesis 2:20). Fundamental to humanity’s purpose […]

  • Vision is Not From the Leader

    I like Thom Rainer’s insights into vision in the church. Rainer writes that one thing breakout churches have “in common [is] a vision that ‘discovered’ them rather than a painful search to find out God’s specific plan. Vision is a commodity in the popular press of leadership, both secular and religious. Many definitions and perspectives […]

  • Forgiveness

    Dr. Bekker (my doctoral advisor at Regent SGL) wrote on The Difficult Road of Forgiveness. Well worth the read.

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