Thursday, November 02, 2006
Chantry on Leadership
I enjoy reading Walter Chantry's Scripture notes at the end of the Banner of Truth monthly magazine. In the October 2006 issue he offers some unconventional insights on pastoral leadership and church discipline in his notes on King David, drawn from 1 Kings 1-2:
Those who despise all confrontation and conflict are not suited to rule. Not everyone can be considered welcomed to live in a nation or in the membership of a church. Although the church may not wield the sword, there are effective spiritual disciplines available to be exercised. No organization which has the goal of doing good can succeed if it allows those who would sabatoge its goals to snap at the heels of the leadership with impunity (p. 32).