Clippings from Spiritual Leadership

Day 7 of J. Oswald Sanders and Spiritual Leadership. Chapter 9 = More Essential Qualities of Leadership Sanders lists 9 qualities that leaders must possess and continually refine: Humor Anger Patience Friendship Tact and Diplomacy Inspirational power Executive ability The therapy of listening The art of letter writing (keep in mind that Sanders lived in … Continue reading Clippings from Spiritual Leadership

Clippings from Spiritual Leadership

Day 6 of J. Oswald Sanders and Spiritual Leadership. This chapter (and the next one) are packed with insight! I've taken several days to process and meditate on the insight Sanders shares in these chapters. I'll share the highlights. Chapter 8 = Essential Qualities of Leadership Sanders lists seven qualities that leaders possess: Discipline Vision … Continue reading Clippings from Spiritual Leadership

Clippings from “Spiritual Leadership”

Day 5 of J. Oswald Sanders and Spiritual Leadership. Chapter 7 = Insights on Leadership from St. Peter Sanders reviews St. Peter's words of counsel to leaders in the churches: To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings and one who also will share in the glory … Continue reading Clippings from “Spiritual Leadership”

Restoring Spiritual Passion

Gordon McDonald is one of my favorite authors. He has written many books. Recently I finished reading, for the second time, his book, Restoring Your Spiritual Passion. The basic premise of this book is that we are doing more and enjoying it less. We have become a "weary" people. He writes, "Weariness is not the … Continue reading Restoring Spiritual Passion

Clippings from “Spiritual Leadership”

Day 4 of J. Oswald Sanders and Spiritual Leadership. Chapter 6 = Insights on Leadership from St. Paul Sanders reviews St. Paul's instructions to his protege, Timothy, regarding the characteristics of a spiritual leader: the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given … Continue reading Clippings from “Spiritual Leadership”

Clippings from “Spiritual Leadership”

Day 3 of J. Oswald Sanders and Spiritual Leadership. Oh man... today's chapter was a good one! It was packed with so much material! BUT in the interest of brevity AND to make up for yesterday's data dump, I'm not going to post all of the good content. If you're interested in it... buy the … Continue reading Clippings from “Spiritual Leadership”

Clippings from “Spiritual Leadership”

Day 2 of Oswald Sanders and Spiritual Leadership. Chapter 3 = The Master's Master Principle Sanders points to Jesus' revolutionary teaching on leadership = the greatest leaders are the greatest servants. (see Mark 10:42-43) Six qualities of a servant leader: Dependence - "As we become empty of self and dependent on God, the Holy Spirit … Continue reading Clippings from “Spiritual Leadership”