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“Don’t You Know How Busy and Important I am?”

On a recent visit to Ottawa, my daughter showed me a video that made me both laugh and wince. It’s a song by a British singer, Tom Rosenthal, called “Don’t you know how busy and important I am?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9h3KUtaIc Busyness…

How God Leads Those in Ministry (Part 3 of 4)

In the last few posts, I’ve been reflecting on what I’m learning from the book of Acts about how God guides those engaged in ministry. My interest in this subject is theological but not theoretical; I need God’s guidance as…

How God Leads Those in Ministry (Part 2 of 4)

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. One of the most frequent (and sometimes, fatiguing) aspects of leadership is making decisions. Priority decisions (Which initiative should come first?). Personnel decisions (Who should we ask to oversee this initiative?). Procedure decisions (What is the best…

How God Leads Those in Ministry (Part 1)

One of the paradoxes of Christian ministry is that leaders are first and foremost followers. When Jesus called His first disciples--those who would give leadership to His church--He told them, "Follow me."  So unless we are following Jesus, we have no business…