Sunday, September 5, 2010

Most Common Sins of a Church Leader

  1. Pride. Pontification is an easy sin. We want to be seen as wise and so we use our bully pulpit to "lead" even if we don't have a clue what we are doing.
  2. Laziness. Using the same material each year and expecting it to be fresh and valuable as the day it was thought up. And, pretending to be busy just for the sake of being busy.
  3. Defensiveness. Every critical statement made by colleagues isn't the result of their psychopathology. Leaders mess up and ought to be able to admit it.
  4. Jealousy. We tear down our more prolific/famous colleagues because it makes us feel less of a failure.

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