Saturday, November 01, 2008

Quote of the Week

"...servant leadership is not an abstract ideal; it is completely practical and workable. Having a Christian worldview means being utterly convinced that biblical principles are not only true but also work better in the grit and grime of the real world."

Nancy Pearcey, Total Truth, p. 370


Ted M. Gossard said...

Amen to that. The truth as it is in Jesus. And reminds me of wisdom writings in Scripture, such as Proverbs.

mark said...

very well said. brings to mind that we should endeavor to succeed by applying these christian principles and have our success measure by the application of them. that is, the goal is God's glory, for us via salvation and sanctification, and the means that He uses to achieve His goal are our professional circumstances. we should take a bolder more diligent and excited grip on our circumstances with the confidence of Nehemiah. ultimately the only releveant meaning, food, and success that we can find in our work is defined by His workings toward His goal.

L.L. Barkat said...

Work better, yes. I guess that sometimes we fail to believe that. Maybe because it doesn't always seem so on the surface.

Every Square Inch said...

Ted - I guess that's the point of the quote - servant leadership isn't just biblical, it's also smart

Mark - I hear you - the pursuit of such ideals like servant leadership shouldn't be motivated by pragmatism but by the desire to see God glorified

LL - I've often wondered - are there areas of work where the idea of servant leadership may not be as effective? For instance, how does a Marine drill instructor demonstrate servant leadership - does it look different for that individual...just wondering

mark said...

Would the Marine drill instructor then be a servant leader by exemplifying the ideal excellence of the soldier... but having sight of the perfections of Christ to behold and with which to fill his stare.