Church leaders are so quick to pick up on ideas from the business world but just on the cute phrases and gimmicks. They seem to have fallen in love with Collins’ ideas of putting people off the bus and offering to help them move to another that better suits their needs versus really being a Pastor to the flock God has given them. If they really want to operate with a business model, I would recommend that they read Steven Sample. He pushes the idea of great leaders, and people in general, needing to know where and what their adamantine core is. They need to identify where their ethical convictions begin to diverge from pure, cold self-interest. He believes that the most important question a person can ask and answer is: How do you feel about God? As President of University of Southern California, he evidently asked that question of his graduates as they got ready to enter the world. He believed that the answer to that question would help them understand the choices they would be making. From my perspective, there are a lot of Church leaders around today who really need to re-consider that same question.
We Who Are SlavesMarch 31, 2018
Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23). To deny oneself in today’s culture might simply mean to practice a little self-control, perhaps to eat a little less, or to be more diligent with one’s personal devotions. But this […]
Who Needs The Local Church?July 2, 2017
This is a day of convenience, quick on-line shopping, and instant everything. It is almost possible for a person to live one’s whole life without leaving the house. If someone can arrange to work from home, the rest is easy. You can do all of your banking online, shop for almost anything and have it […]
Biblical LeadershipFebruary 28, 2017
Not the number of one’s servants, but the number whom one serves, is the heavenly criterion of greatness and the real preparation for leadership. Oswald Sanders What is Biblical leadership? Everyone seems to know these days and yet no one seems to know. All of us who […]