Henri Nouwen on Christian leadership

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nouwen jesusHow much to we Christians actually pray about a certain issue before we commit to a conclusion within the church? Arguments, including bickering and complaining rears it head. When this involves moral issues, our emotions can get driven very high. When negative and disgraceful reactions to another’s actions are witnessed, and our behavior doesn’t resemble an authentic witness of Christ’s church, we run and hide our head in shame.

The book: In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership by Henri Nouwen is an absolutely wonderful short book. It’s packed with powerful nuggets truths and confounds conventional worldly wisdom.  Nouwen encourages that Christians form a discipline of contemplative prayer, saying:

“Christian leaders have to learn to listen again and again to the voice of love and to find there the wisdom and courage to address whatever issue presents itself to them. Dealing with burning issues without being rooted in…

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Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

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