It’s the third chapter title in the J. Oswald Sanders classic and unequaled work, Spiritual Leadership. (True story: My wife gave me a second date partly because she saw a well-read copy of the book on my office desk.) “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be … More The Master’s Master Principle
Reading with the Pastor Mark 9 and Psalm 45 Today’s reading comes back to a continuing theme in Jesus’ discipleship of the twelve (and of us). This wasn’t the only time that the disciples were caught arguing over which of them had more honor and prestige in the eyes of Jesus. Even on the night before he … More Striving for Power and Prestige
Friday is for Heart Songs Too many leaders, inside and outside of the church, spoil their gifts and opportunities with pride and arrogance. It is sad but all too common. I was reflecting on spoiled talents of a potential young leader this week who simply will not be under anyone’s authority other than his own. … More Why is Humility in Leadership So Rare?
Friday is for Heart Song’s [UPDATE: My brother in South Carolina has probably been cutting his lawn for awhile but things are just starting to green up here. But that reminds me of a post from a few years ago and I would love to get some more ideas from my readers so here’s a … More Neighborhood as Family
Missional Leadership It’s A.D. 51 and a month or two ago the Apostle Paul had planted the church in Thessalonica. Now he’s in Corinth and he pens 1 Thessalonians to encourage the saints in their new faith in Christ. What this means is that when we look at 1 Thessalonians, we are looking at what … More Churches are Doing Much and Accomplishing Little
How our age cries out for leaders like this. May God make us like such men. Oh God, Give Us Leaders with Such Humility.
Wednesday is for Prayer I picked this up from Jared Wilson’s Blog a few days ago. How Christian VIP’s Act From Doug Nichols, International Director of Action International Ministries: In 1966 I joined Operation Mobilization for a year of ministry in France, but spent two years in India instead. While in London that summer, at the … More Oh God, Give Us Leaders with Such Humility