Hi-def Leadership in a Hi-def World: Attributes of Godly Leaders

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IMG_0003High-definition (or, Hi-def, or HD) refers to increased visual resolution as compared to the commonly used standard of resolution. This involves twice as many scan lines per frame, a proportionally sharper image, and a wide-screen format. In other words, this technology produces a sharper, clearer image. Therefore, a Hi-def view of Christian leadership should present a clearer understanding of what leadership involves. As an aid to examining the characteristics of Christian leadership, I have outlined my thoughts by means of “HI-DEF” as an acronym:

  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Discipline
  • Excellence
  • Faith

Humility

As Andrew Murray pointed out in Humility and Absolute Surrender,[1] neither failures nor sin can produce humility.… Continue reading

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An Open Letter to President Obama

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UnknownDear Mr. President,

As you enter your final year in office, I’d like to thank you for your service and work. I do not pretend to know the stress, difficulties, and pressures associated with your position, but I imagine they are more difficult than most of us realize. Thank you for enduring eight years of criticism from both those who agree and disagree with you. I’m sure you realize and remember it’s always easier to criticize those in leadership and rarely does anyone say thank you. There is a hypothetical discussion among people, “What would you do if the President walked in here today.” I’d shake your hand and say, “Thank you Mr.… Continue reading

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