Friday, June 29, 2012


All About Discipline

Ron Edmondson looks at "7 Disciplines of a Spiritual Leader":

Interesting advice, largely good, but much of it has nothing to do with spirituality, and that concerns me, deeply.

A spiritual leader must lead first spiritually and only secondly as an institution. Many of the disciplines he cites are necessary for institutional leadership, but are they necessary for development of one owns spirituality?

I have know way too many pastors that spent too much time writing sermons and note enough time steering the organization, and vice versa. What I am really interested in is a pastor through whom Christ shines, unquestionably. The disciplines that lead to that are what a church leader needs to practice.

I cannot help but think that if such a pastor were out there, the rest of this stuff would just sort of fall in place about him.

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