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Leadership Wisdom

October 14, 2019

Leadership Wisdom When a group of children were asked to draw a picture of a leader, their portraits were insightful. Emma, age 3, drew her teacher, Ms. Noreen, because “she teaches me.” Jack, age 6, drew a picture of himself leading a pack of turtles to safety. He said, “A leader is someone who makes sure that a place is safe.” We learn...

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Men, Women, and Worship

May 5, 2020

In 2006, a team of researchers studied two elementary schools at recess. One had a fence around their playground, the other did not. The children from the unfenced playground stayed more packed together and closer to the teacher. The children in the fenced playground roamed the whole space, feeling free to explore. Having clear boundaries...

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Congregational Worship and Women

July 7, 2013

Congregational Worship and Women In 1 Timothy, Paul seems to have in mind a type of person whom some refer to as the “new Roman woman.” At the time of this epistle, a social revolution was taking place in some women’s behavior. According to scholar Scot McKnight, these women wore “immodest, sexually provocative, and extravagant dress.” They...

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Judah Assumes Leadership

August 16, 2018

Can people change? The answer has been debated for generations by philosophers, psychologists, and poets. Some argue we are born as blank slates to be shaped by our circumstances. Others claim we come into this world with our personalities and proclivities already determined.

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When Leadership Fails

May 14, 2020

While the precise causes of the French Revolution are complex, one major contributing factor was the corruption and oppression of the ruling class. The backlash against the aristocracy was so severe that during the “Reign of Terror” (1793–94), over 16,000 members of the aristocracy were executed without a trial.

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Qualities of Godly Leadership

June 25, 2017

Qualities of Godly Leadership New parents quickly realize the fragility and dependency of the new life entrusted to them. A newborn requires protection, love, and nourishment, and a growing child will need godly parents to provide education, discipline, and leadership. The church also needs godly leadership for healthy spiritual maturity.

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Unity and Leadership

July 14, 2017

Unity and Leadership Some Christians speak of community as if it were the company of the believers in rose-tinted hues with the sound of violins swelling in the background. But often our experience in the church reflects a different reality. When Ephesians 4:3 commands the church to guard the unity of the Spirit, we should be warned that...

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Absent Leadership, Present Sin

July 3, 2018

A shareholder revolt in 2017 made it impossible for Uber founder Travis Kalanick to remain the leader of his company. The loss of support from those leading the company was followed by an investigation into the practices of the ride-sharing business. Kalanick’s removal from leadership allowed people to realize the extent of the problems within...

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Congregational Leadership—Qualifications for Deacons

July 9, 2013

Congregational Leadership—Qualifications for Deacons The lyrics for one classic chorus pray: “Make me a servant, humble and meek; Lord, let me lift up those who are weak. And may the prayer of my heart always be: Make me a servant, make me a servant, make me a servant today.” Service or servanthood is a key theme in the Christian life and...

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Miriam - Competing for Leadership

March 30, 2021

Daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute: At times, we all experience envy—resenting the blessing or success of others.

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