High-trust, low-control

A movement cannot grow in a low-trust, high-control environment.  But a dictatorship can. (Cuba) A corporation can. (McDonald’s) A gang can. (Al Capone) In a low-trust, high-control environment leadership is supreme. Decisions flow from top to bottom. A high value is placed on replication and copying and perfecting. Efficiency is more important than individualism. And…… Continue reading High-trust, low-control

Rejecting the priesthood of the staff

And Reaffirming the priesthood of all believers. That the pope or bishop anoints, makes tonsures, ordains, consecrates, or dresses differently from the laity, may make a hypocrite or an idolatrous oil-painted icon, but it in no way makes a Christian or spiritual human being. In fact, we are all consecrated priests through Baptism, as St.…… Continue reading Rejecting the priesthood of the staff

Stick it to the Man

I want to see church culture change. I know that if we’d just apply what we believe the church would be the most attractive option on the planet. And I also know that in order to change the leadership culture within a church you have to do three things. You have to play along to…… Continue reading Stick it to the Man