Vol 4:6 Mission and Leading Christ’s Community – Part 2: Cultivating Consensus

As I reflect on the kind of leading we are to be engaged in the community of Christ, I am drawn to an image that portrays leading as cultivating versus leading through current models of leadership which focus upon elements of taking charge. I was talking with a friend whose way of leading was described as consensus-seeking, rather than exercising a kind of leadership that would take a group of...

Vol 4:5 Mission and Leading Christ’s Community

A couple of weeks ago, when I was at AMBS for Pastor’s Week, I had a very brief conversation with Willard Swartley, Professor Emeritus of New Testament at AMBS, about my interest in his book, The Covenant of Peace: The Missing Peace in New Testament Theology and Ethics. I remarked to him I was interested in gaining insights from him for what I was working on – undoing the violence of...

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