Browsing All posts tagged under »Christian leadership«

Yet another leadership article (yawn) but wait . . .

April 10, 2012


Christian leadership has to be one of those topics where much gets written and little changes! I’m the leader of a cross-cultural Christian ministry that’s in recovery after a period of bad leadership. So I’m reading everything I can lay my hands on, hoping to gain clarity and be better able to articulate recent painful […]

Is there such a thing as a Christian nation?

April 3, 2012


Is it possible for a nation or people group to enjoy special blessing because of an early leader’s personal commitment to God? We see this with Israel under the Old Covenant, but is there room for this idea under the New Covenant? I work among tribal people in the South Pacific Islands who love to […]

Discipleship is more than Conveying Information (by Trevin Wax)

February 10, 2012


I’ve just read an important blog post by Trevin Wax about discipleship being like an apprenticeship. (I’ve written about this in my recent posts Can Radio Really Help Disciple a Nation? and Canoe Without a Paddle.) Trevin Wax writes on The Gospel Coalition blog, “The culture of the first century put a high priority on learning […]

No Place for Experts

January 23, 2012


People tend to defer to those they perceive as being more knowledgeable or more successful. Where I work, all it takes for that to happen is for an affluent foreigner to walk through the airport! It’s automatic. We (the foreigner) may never claim to be an expert but we fail to realize how much we […]

Canoe without a Paddle

January 11, 2012


I’ve been a cross-cultural missionary and leadership coach for some years. I’ve always seen the end-game as biblical discipleship – like Jesus said it should be in Matthew 28:18-20. (By discipleship I mean the on-going, coaching and apprenticeship model as taught and demonstrated by Jesus. A world removed from the typical 6x 1 hour monologues on […]