Busby here. A quick post to stir your thinking.
I’ve finally picked up Henri Nouwen’s In the Name of Jesus. I know I’m probably late to the party but I really appreciate this book already. It’s so countercultural to the Christian Leadership culture.
Without giving too much away (you need to read this!), Nouwen claims that the Christian leader must resist the temptation to be 1) Relevant, 2) Spectacular, and 3) Powerful.
I’m tempted by these 3 things in my ministry post all the time. I also live and minister within an evangelical subculture that tries to train you to be these three things.
I struggle. Any thoughts on this?