David Fitch offers five reasons to answer this question, “no.” It’s an interesting conversation, at least. Especially when you have a look at Bob Hyatt’s response. [The comments on both are worth reading, as well.]
I find myself somewhere between the two views presented: Leadership is indeed biblical — but biblical leadership looks very little like the world’s leadership. I’m uncomfortable with churches functioning as organizations more than as organisms — pastors as CEOs and elderships as boards of directors, leaders chosen by degree and resume rather than by spiritual giftings. Any conversation on leadership is a welcome conversation in my book.
[Related is this article on Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Church, who each year “run what amounts to a pop-up business school called the Global Leadership Summit, bringing a stellar faculty… to teach pastors and laypeople leadership and management.”]
The defining mood of 2010, told by search engine Google.
Physics has proved it. There is probably even more than one Santa.
The strangest in my mind: Men on a Mission. A (sexually suggestive) calendar of former Mormon missionaries. Really?! The founder was excommunicated from the Latter Day Saints and denied his diploma by BYU. But at least he looks good in… well, basically nothing.
My favorite of this bunch: a toss-up between Nuns Having Fun and Nice Jewish Guys. Neither of them are risque. Oh, and I’ve discovered that I’m apparently a religious calendar kind of guy.
This blog post is titled, “Trollquotes: Or, 32 Ways to Make Geeks Rage.” I don’t understand what a trollquote is, so I’m guessing neither will some of you? [We, at aliens and strangers, welcome explanations by the way.] So I’ll just tell you that this page has a whole bunch of poster-like photos with (relatively) well-known quotes attributed to the wrong movie characters (and with incorrect pictures shown as well). Example: