Monday, 13 June 2011

List and Learn

I found two little lists.

Kevin A Miller writing on Pride in Leadership Devotions: Cultivating a Leader's Heart (Tyndale House Publishers, 2001) quotes this list of the "shadows" in leaders' lives from Parker J Palmer from Let Your Life Speak (Jossey-Bass, 1999) : 
  1. I am what I do
  2. This is war—I must fight and win
  3. It all depends on me
  4. If we manage everything perfectly, we won't have to deal with chaos and pain
  5. Nothing can fail or die on my watch
Can't imagine where he got those ideas!
And this from James McDonald who posits that congregational government is from Satan (H/T Reformissionary):
  1. Congregational meetings are forums for division
  2. Voting is not biblical
  3. Eldership is sometimes unpopular
  4. Congregationalism crushes pastors
  5. Priesthood, not eldership, of all believers
Sigh. It was a congregational decision that resulted in another forty years in the wilderness after they spied out the promised land in Moses' time.