Tuesday, May 12, 2020

What does leadership look like?

Paul deepens his important account of what a Christian leader should look like in 2 Corinthians. Christian leaders don’t look like much to the outsider, and they shouldn’t. They are meant to get alongside people, no matter how humble, so they need to abandon most cultural markers of leadership that are based on status and capital. We must learn to radically reevaluate authentic Christian leadership in terms of Jesus. But we learn two further highly significant things from 2 Corinthians about the Christian city: about how it handles money, within an economy of generosity and giving; and how it handles disputes, with a process of restorative justice.—Paul: An Apostle’s Journey, 123

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