3 Temptations of Leadership, Part 3

In previous posts, I mentioned Henri Nouwen’s book In the Name of Jesus, in which Nouwen used the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11) to show how we as leaders are tempted, and how we must embrace Christ’s attitude of humility and service to others. I’ve already written about Nouwen’s descriptions of […]

3 Temptations of Leadership, Part 2

In a previous post, I mentioned Henri Nouwen’s book In the Name of Jesus, which presents a powerful summary of what it means to be servant leaders. Nouwen used the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11) to show how we as leaders are tempted, and how we must embrace Christ’s attitude of humility […]

3 Temptations of Leadership, Part 1

About 12 years ago, when my husband was in seminary, he read Henri Nouwen’s book In the Name of Jesus for one of his classes. This book dramatically affected my husband, and he encouraged me to read it. So I did, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. This little book (one of Nouwen’s […]

Aren’t We Always at Church?

My sister is a very busy woman. She has four kids (ranging from 5 to 15 years old), works part-time from home, maintains a spotless house, and manages to follow the Holy Spirit through an active and ongoing ministry to people around her She and her family are actively involved in their church, and she […]

Born to Lead

I’ve spent most of my life in leadership. I led my little sister in shenanigans for years. I led my friends on the playground and my fellow students in the classroom. I was captain of my cross-country team in high school and served on Student Senate in college. I was on the student leadership team […]

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