Save us!

Originally posted on Ontoxenos:
The other day in church I was listening to yet another altar call. The preacher was telling us that Jesus saves. If we have problems with loneliness then we should come to the front because Jesus saves us from our loneliness. If we have problems with anger that is destroying our…

IHS 10 – Leadership development

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
In the Harvard Business Review of June 2012, Marcus Buckingham published an article about leadership development. In that article he writes that much of the leadership training is about distilling what good leaders are doing and then teaching others those principles. Marcus says the problem with this is that it assumes…

God’s first response

Originally posted on Ontoxenos:
I sat and watch a little girl at a shopping centre playing. She was being a bit naughty playing with her brother’s toy until she was caught by her father. I could see by her reaction that she was being ready to get yelled at. She knew her father’s first reaction…

Bonding time

Mat 6:32-33 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Mat_14:23 And after Jesus had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself…

IHS 9 – Strengths Based Leadership

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
While there are many different understandings of leadership, I have a simple definition. It is influencing a group of people to go somewhere and do something. Within this definition there are four key ideas. The first is the idea of influencing. I’ve already quoted Maxwell on influencing as the basis of…

Stolen Identity

Originally posted on Ontoxenos:
The other day as I was driving along, a car came up behind me quickly and started flashing its lights. Where I live this is common for people who expect you to pull aside so that they can continue speeding along at as incredible pace which is well above the speed…

IHS 8 – The thinkers

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
My father was a physicist. He used to tell a joke about an engineer, a physicist and a theoretical mathematician. The engineer was brought into a room where there was a curtain on fire and a bucket of water. The engineer threw the water on the curtain and put out the…