Being a Christian leader is hard, because Christian leadership is service in partnership, not the imposition of authority to achieve the outcomes you desire. The way of Christian leadership is that truth taught is truth lived; the Gospel received is the Gospel that compels action, and leaders model that as much as they teach it. …

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Proclamation is intrinsic to Christian life. When the disciples thought the conversation was over, the women visit a tomb and are spoken to – and then directed to go tell. It simply defies imagination to conceive of the messenger at the tomb instructing the women to communicate to the others “He is risen!” and if …

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Will Willimon makes big statements, and has the capacity with words to back those statements up. Introducing his book Leading With The Sermon, Willimon expands on his provocative opening statement. Preaching is the most important task of an ordained leader. Preaching is at the centre of pastoral work not only because in preaching a pastor …

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A final quote from Will Willimon’s book about preaching to confront racism. The soundness of his treatment is demonstrated in the applicability of what he is writing about to the breadth of human sin, while never diminishing the specific and important subject that is the focus of his book. He is not simply using a …

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