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Newbigin on Missional Leadership

October 5, 2009 1 comment

Lesslie Newbigin’s The Gospel in a Pluralist Society outlines his understanding of the role of the church in culture, namely, to be a sign, foretaste, and instrument for the kingdom of God.  But what about church leadership?  What is the role of a church leader in a missional community? Read more…

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Transforming Leadership

January 26, 2009 1 comment

I’ve read two things in the past few weeks that have me thinking about leadership.  First,  I read Reinhold Niebuhr’s Christ and Culture.  Then I started working on Effective Men’s Ministry.  Niebuhr talks about the relationship between culture and Christianity, while the book on men’s ministry talks about leadership of, well, men’s ministry.  And I began to notice something about our culture:

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How To Unclutter Life

January 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Here are six suggestions for clearing the unnecessary information from your life.   Personally, I follow four out of the six suggestions.  Maybe I should consider the other two?

America’s Leadership Crisis

November 14, 2008 Leave a comment

The world needs leadership.  America needs leadership.  The church needs leadership.  On these points there is very little debate.  But America is increasingly less satisfied with leaders in every aspect of life. Read more…

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The New Science and Politics

September 10, 2008 Leave a comment

John has provided us with a helpful post about the Cultural Mandate and Politics.  Some of my recent reading supports what John said and finds its support from a surprising place: the new science of quantum physics. Read more…

Leadership: Leading Through Adaptive Change

Previously I wrote about two Harvard professors who, in their book Leadership on the Line, propose that understanding adaptive versus technical challenges is the key to leadership. So how do the authors propose that one leads through an adaptive challenge? Read more…

Abusing the Bible

June 17, 2008 2 comments

I’ve been a bit of a curmudgeon lately.  I read a lot, but I often get disgusted at what I read.  An article in Christianity Today by Chris Blumhofer reminded me of why I get disgusted, and hits the problem on the head.
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