Monday, January 15, 2007

How can tomorrow be better than today?

I hope most of you have begun reading Dan Allender's book, Leading with a Limp, by now. On page 58 he makes this comment that I thought was especially relevant to all of us who are trying to create this new church:

"A leader must be troubled and discontent, and he must ask the question, How can tomorrow be better than today? He must be a visionary, living in the tension between how to honor what is good and true today and yet be discontent with today in light of what could transpire tomorrow. He is torn between what is and what could be, yet he speaks the future into the present due to his compelling desire for change."

Thoughts? Reactions? Can you identify with this in your own life and experiences in leadership?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Your Personality Type

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with this blog. I would still like for us to use it as a place for conversation. You should all be reading NT Wright's book, The Last Word, by now and preparing to discuss it next Thursday (Jan 18).

However, that's not what I'd like for us to talk about at the moment here. I'd actually like for us to share about our Myers-Briggs types. If you haven't taken it already you can take the test here, and read more in-depth about your preferences and type here. Then come post here what your personality type is and a little bit about what that means for you personally.