Just read an awesome article aout the Wizard of Oz, ok, about Leadership really, by Brian Mclaren Here he's discussing the idea of discarding the little man hiding behind a big powerful voice style of leadership, and embracing a seeker journeying with other seekers Dorothy style of leadership. Slightly more in depth than that - I really reccomend it for a good short read. He's lucid, that Brian! I think that so many other emergent writers can be incredibly waffley.... (Dont be put off that he was voted something like Americas top evangelist hehe)
I found that the article once again raised big time questions about the stlye of leadership the Salvation Army rewards, very much the "I know everything, and might enlighten you through being very authoritarian" type, rather than the servant model we have in Jesus. What do people reckon?
Have some exciting few days ahead- Off to a big planning day in Wellington with the social policy unit tomorrow, which will be interesting, and then whipping of to the beautiful Raurimu for a FUEL retreat, leading a session on Poverty and Trade, armed to the eyeballs with some fantastic Tearfund videos sent from my sister. Thanks Jo.