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I’ve written some about our experience working in Communist countries in the 70’s and 80’s. After 25 years, the recent Olympics gave another view of how things work in countries with a strong “hierarchy.” Fifty-one billion dollars can get the … Continue reading
Paul’s Principle of Leadership expressed in 2 Corinthians 1:24 — Good Leaders Don’t Dominate Others, but rather Create Ways Others Can Live and Act According to Their Own Confidence in God.
The Principle on Leadership from the Apostle Paul I want to share can be applied in any Polity, I would think. In Life Impact we are attempting to apply this not only in the quality of the exercise of our
According to God’s conversation with Samuel in 1 Samuel 8, there are a number of “abuses” that arise within a hierarchical system of management and governance. Here are the 6th and 7th ones.
Oh, the realities we live with in a fallen world, when men run the systems that control our lives instead of God running the government over our lives. (In an indirect way He still does, however, since He’s
While I’m focusing most on the “hierarchical system” in this series of blog posts, I want to reiterate again, that leadership abuses can surface in any of the basic three types of church Polity. The leadership philosophy, personal security, and … Continue reading
A Hierarchical system of governance creates some loss of freedom for the people in that system — according to God’s words to Samuel in 1 Samuel chapter 8. Here are a couple more ways in which personal freedom is taken … Continue reading
The NT commands us to be submissive to the leaders the Lord provides to give guidance to His Church and our lives. That’s a responsibility we must carry. Any spiritual leader appointed to that role and task, has the
Often, as adults, we act like a 5-year old with God. We go to Him in pray with this attitude, “I wanna have that.” “I wanna have that.” “Boo hoo. I can’t have that.” “I wanna have that!” You get … Continue reading
Batting around organizational philosophy as we are, we should ask the question, “Does the Bible say anything about hierarchical organizational structure?” Probably most of the arguments for and against hierarchy and Biblical