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One Thing

Our car had broken down. It was just before Christmas Day. Passers-by crowded around. The driver had just stopped briefly to buy something and now the vehicle refused to respond. It was a top-of-the-line Toyota. We opened the bonnet [hood] and tried fixing the battery but to no avail. It was getting late. We were […]

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Dealing with Leadership Failings

Most of us are probably a bit shocked by the way Paul dealt with leadership ills: “When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned….” (Galatians 2:11-14). Many of us shy away from confrontation, believing in some way that it’s not appropriate Christian behavior. But this passage demonstrates a […]

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Lancing a Boil

Indecision is a real problem in leadership, especially churches. But failing to confront issues has led to the death of many successful initiatives. History is replete with many examples of how indecision shipwrecked institutions: the sinking of Titanic, Lehman brothers and even the global financial crisis. Leaders want to be popular and [...]

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