Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Don't be a peace monger

Jim Martin, reflecting on what he learned from Edwin Friedman, warns church leaders not to be "peace mongers." And what, pray tell, is one of those?
This person functions as if he/she had been “filleted of their backbone.” Such a leader may be nice but spineless. Hearing the words, “I’ve never heard anyone in the church say anything negative about you,” only feeds his/her addiction to good feelings rather than God-centered progress.
Jim asks, what kind of courage do Christian leaders need? He lists ten kinds . They're short, insightful, and worth reading.


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