This book is a necessary read by all church leaders. I have my suspicions that the Pentecostal- Charismatic world attracts more narcissistic leaders than other traditions. Charisma is too often the defining trait for leadership, and narcissists exude charisma. https://twitter.com/ivpress/status/1229507155901939720
“That’s a good question.” Why do people begin this way? They’re buying time to think.“You’re not there to evaluate the question, you’re there to answer it.” Individuals who respond with “that’s a good question” can sound condescending, as though sitting in judgment.
Every so often, I re-read Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. While some of the injustices may have changed, his poetic brilliance, moral clarity, and tests of conscience still reverberate today. Take a moment to reflect on his righteous call: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/02/letter-from-birmingham-jail/552461/