Tag Archives: Body of Christ

Mixed Leadership Metaphors

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Does a school of fish have a leader?  Not really.  How do its members collectively determine the timing and destinations of their movements?  According to Wikipedia, “A recent investigation showed that small groups of fish used consensus decision-making…The fish did this by … Continue reading

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Is “Church Service” a Noun or a Verb Phrase?

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Christians, myself included, regularly use words and phrases like church, service, follower of Jesus Christ, shepherd, humility, community and surrender.  Yet, the words, phrases and values that actually animate our (my) behavior are very different.  I observe, and am challenged by, a disconnect between … Continue reading

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Every Christian has Charisma

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Charisma, Greek for gift or favor, has a slightly different meaning in English.  A person with charisma displays magnetic charm and/or a persuasive personality. We recognize human charisma when we see it.  If you are a Christian, you have super-human charisma.  Do others see it? … Continue reading

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