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Food for thought: Leading by following

Lynn Miller in from Stewardship for All? by Bedru Hussein and Lynn Miller:
The world of Christian publishing is full of books about how to lead effectively. But the Bible focuses on how to follow. Throughout life we are called first to be a follower of Jesus Christ, and then to lead others in that journey--but only as a fellow follower.
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Comments

Beth said…
Oooooo...I LIKE this! So much of the Christian walk is "counter-intuitive" to "normal" society. The "be better, be bigger, get more" attitude can creep into our spiritual lives without much effort if we are not careful.
Lorna said…
this is a good point - I'd like to hear more of your views on it ...
Carmen Andres said…
this idea is all through wayne jacobsen's writings as well as dallas willard's. the book i got the quote from is about stewardship, but the authors (miller in particular) really get into the depth of how/why we "do" anything related to Kingdom living: out of response to what God did for us, which inevitably means following Jesus (loving God) first and then loving others (in which stewardship falls).
Carmen Andres said…
and beth, i like your counterintuitive observation. i'm discovering that more and more!
Lorna said…
Thanks Carmen :)

Be blessed as you read and think more. Christianity is so often counter-cultural - the call is to be holy not to be secular, to be in the world but not part of it. Not easy but wonderful non the less
Carmen Andres said…
lorna, thank you for your blessing! i like a lot of things about blogging, but one that i don't is the inability to hold real time conversations face-to-face. and you are someone with whom i think i would enjoy sharing a cup of coffee and conversation. blessings to you as well.