Friday, October 2, 2009

Scot McKnight on the "The Evangelical Flip"

Take a look at Scot McKnight's new post on the Evangelical Flip. Here's a representative quote:

"So let me say this: (too many) evangelical leaders have become too enamored with management skills and techniques and have neglected the nitty-gritty of soaking themselves in the great texts of the Old and the New Testament."

What do you think?


  1. I think that many of us would want to agree but many are afraid to bite the hand that feeds them.

    I choose instead to be the square peg in the round hole and keep hammerin' away at the values that the Scriptures teach us, and live them just as much as I have opportunity to teach them.

    The Scriptures are so chock full of the same kinds of principles discussed and dissected in "secular/spiritual" leadership books anyway, that it's sensible to turn to the Bible first, and then supplement it with the "other" readings.

  2. That's probably a good approach - sometimes we just raise hostility when we confront philosophical issues head on. By continuing to live and teach from a more bibliocentric viewpoint, you can indirectly and peacefully make changes.

    However, I notice that sometimes when leadership principles are removed too far from their contexts in Scripture (i.e., the principle is expressed in the abstract, without studying it in a passage), then the leadership principle somehow loses some of its power. Or maybe that's just because I feel most persuaded when I see it in Scripture.


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