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Leading Management

Leadership, in many ways, is very similar to management. Leadership, like management requires influence, working with people, and a concern with effective goal accomplishment. But leadership differs to management: “Kotter (1990) argues that the functions of the two are quite dissimilar. The overriding function of management is to provide order

By |2022-04-05T16:28:36+10:007 April, 2009|

The Gospel Lifestyle

One bad habit of a Christian is to think of the Gospel only as a decision -- a commitment which was made years ago. So when he hears the Gospel mentioned, he thinks "I've done that already," almost as if God's message of salvation has no further bearing on his

By |2022-04-05T19:30:25+10:001 April, 2009|

I ‘Have’ Power

“Power is the capacity or potential to influence. People have the power when they have the ability to affect others’ beliefs, attitudes, and courses of action…” In this article we will be simply touching on the concept of power. The idea of management versus leadership will be written about in

By |2022-04-05T16:28:59+10:0031 March, 2009|

X Leads, Why?

“Leadership is a word on everyone’s lips. The young attack it and police seek it. Experts claim it and artists spurn it, while scholars want it… bureaucrats pretend they have it, politicians wish they did. Everybody agrees that there is less of it that there used to be”- Warren Bennis

By |2022-04-05T16:30:23+10:0024 March, 2009|

Y Lead

For the next eight months, I have been privileged to be part of the YLead program. This program is designed to help young ANGLICARE staff from various positions of leadership to develop the understanding of what it may mean for them to exercise more effective and sustainable leadership in their

By |2022-04-05T16:29:53+10:0017 March, 2009|

Missional Fundamentalists?

"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." This oft-quoted and helpful mantra raises the question of what is "the main thing"? I think I'm fairly safe to say the typical Independent Baptist answer is "missions." Though it might be surprising to some, Bill Hybels and

By |2013-01-10T22:59:45+10:005 March, 2009|

Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going To Church. David Murrow. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2005. 248pp. I was required to read this book and I opened it with curiosity, as I often interact with guys who have no interest in church. The short answer is that the book was frustrating but did provide

By |2022-04-05T19:32:51+10:004 February, 2009|

Learn from a Swan

(I am traveling in the US until mid-February, so my initial posts will be based on books I've read recently.) The Legacy of Sovereign Joy is one of Piper's biographical series, The Swans Are Not Silent. The series title comes from Augustine's successor, Eraclius. Augustine was an excellent teacher, and

By |2022-04-05T19:33:43+10:0029 January, 2009|

Dare we call ourselves postmoderns?

Get this quotation from D. A. Carson: Thoughtful Christians will not want to align entirely with either modernism or postmodernism, of course, but the kindness of God in His “common grace” ensures that there are useful things in both epistemological structures that a Christian may usefully exploit, and things in

By |2013-01-10T23:29:29+10:0021 January, 2009|

Team Evangelism in Australia

his last week my church had four days of evangelistic outreach with Steve Pettit and his team. The gospel was preached simply and many responded to it. I was blessed to see this team giving of themselves to reach out to others and see the gospel change lives. It was

By |2013-01-11T01:36:45+10:003 December, 2008|
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