A Study in Contrasts

23 Nov

Tim Gombis:

Worldly leadership: A desire to increase in prestige, status, and influence and a willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve these things, even if it means neglecting or hurting people who do not appear to be means of one’s own personal advancement.

Jesus-shaped leadership: An unrelenting commitment to the delivery of the love and grace of God into the lives of others (or, the life of another), and taking the initiative to see to it that this happens.

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One Response to “A Study in Contrasts”

  1. Joe Lima November 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Interesting summary of two sides of a coin. Very sad to see that conservative evangelicals seem to be buying into the wrong side of the coin. Scholastic recognition for personal advancement seems to be a cancer among the leaders of the well taught churches. I am not talking about accurately dividing the text of scripture but rather a pedantic, pernicious way of showing all and sundry what a bright boy the preacher is. Many know that this is true even as they defend their heros till death.

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