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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Discipline: A Heart-check for Parents

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parenting comicDiscipline… the paradox of parenting. It’s a love/hate relationship brought with tons of emotion – overwhelming love, yet inseparable from overwhelming grief at the same time. On the one hand, you hate disciplining. You hate that your child needs it; you hate the consequences of your child’s disobedience. But, you love your child regardless; you love the opportunity to train your child in righteousness. And with a strong-willed toddler of my own (I blame my wife – she prayed that he would be like me), and another due in less than a month, I’ve been contemplating this reality:

Discipline is necessary, but often we’re consumed with the heart attitude of our child when we discipline, but I think we often miss an important opportunity to evaluate our own.… Continue reading

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