Servants and Fools: A Biblical Theology of Leadership

Servants and Fools A Biblical Theology of Leadership Leadership is a much discussed topic What does it actually mean for us as Christians Does Christian leadership have its own distinctive shape and character In Servants and Fools A Biblical Theology o

  • Title: Servants and Fools: A Biblical Theology of Leadership
  • Author: Arthur Boers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Leadership is a much discussed topic What does it actually mean for us as Christians Does Christian leadership have its own distinctive shape and character In Servants and Fools, A Biblical Theology of Leadership, Arthur Boers examines Jesus s pattern of leadership Boers shows how this pattern is rooted in service and sacrifice, is cautious about power and hierarchies,Leadership is a much discussed topic What does it actually mean for us as Christians Does Christian leadership have its own distinctive shape and character In Servants and Fools, A Biblical Theology of Leadership, Arthur Boers examines Jesus s pattern of leadership Boers shows how this pattern is rooted in service and sacrifice, is cautious about power and hierarchies, and prioritizes the vulnerable In other words, it often reverses what we expect of leadership, and is different from what we read in most leadership literature Servants and Fools is a unique resource for students and practitioners across denominations It offers a foundational perspective on leadership and guidance for practical application in the reader s daily life and ministry Arthur Boers has at last written the book we have sorely needed, a book that is destined to become the main text in my seminary courses in church leadership, a book that is sure to be enthusiastically received by thousands of contemporary Christian leaders Boers energetically underscores the joyful peculiarity of specifically Christian leadership His book is unique a biblically based, Christologically grounded defense of leadership in the name of Christ Will Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School, United Methodist Bishop, retired, and author of Pastor The Theology and Practice of Ordained LeadershipServants and Fools is a brilliant and essential contribution to any serious study of leadership Robust, faithful, insightful biblical teaching A judicious, knowledgeable harvest of the best contributions from leadership theorists and practitioners Plus humor, in the trenches experiences, and practical applications I cannot imagine ever teaching another class on leadership without assigning and discussing Arthur Boers s book David W Gill, Mockler Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology Ethics, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary In Servants and Fools A Biblical Theology of Leadership, Arthur Boers deconstructs the contemporary cult of leadership and serves up a refreshingly Biblical alternative It is a great cautionary tale for today s churches, seminaries, and Christian non profits At the same time, it offers great insight for secular organizations and leaders as well John Suk, author, former editor of The Banner, and pastor of Lawrence Park Community Church, Toronto, Canada.

    One thought on “Servants and Fools: A Biblical Theology of Leadership”

    1. A Useful Alternative Having read a mishmash of leadership books, I found this one to be a useful alternative. The author did a great job of highlighting, not only the pitfalls of leadership but, what the bible says about leaders. It is shocking to see how often leaders are regarding with caution. I did appreciate how he circles around and shows us what biblical leadership looks like. It is founded in the rejection of power for self promotion, grounded in worship, expectant of suffering, and not [...]

    2. Not badInteresting points on Biblical leadership versus business model leadership, but I don't think it's necessary to be one or the other. Church leaders can gain SOME benefits from adopting good business leadership models.

    3. Incredible book for Christians who have been inundated with a secular understanding of what it means to be a "good leader", when first and foremost Christ has called us to be servants who lay down our lives.

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