Leadership, Jesus style

Tuesday nights in February I teach a class at a church in Oakland on “Liderazgo al Estilo de Jesús” (that’s Spanish for “Leadership Jesus’ style”).  My students are mostly tri-lingual.  And, one of the three, is likely to be one of three different dialects of Mam, a Mayan language from the highlands of Guatemala. After … Continue reading Leadership, Jesus style

What I have written about

Latin America and humanity Brazil Islam and humanity God and humanity (actually nearly all my other posts in other topics are also about “God and humanity”) Immigrants and Refugees Oakland Leadership Doing Missiology My Work Family  

They want to be leaders. Jesus has something to do with leading.

I will spend the next four Tuesday nights in Oakland with a group of immigrants from Guatemala who want to lead.  Our task together is to think about leadership in light of Jesus. Where do they lead? If by “leader” we mean someone who shows the way for others, or someone who redefines the future, then these immigrants are … Continue reading They want to be leaders. Jesus has something to do with leading.

On living a charmed life #2 — Obrigado amigos e colegas!

Two special gifts came our way last month.  And they point to larger gifts that guide our lives. A first gift came in the form of an old booklet of Brazilian recipes.  It was a reminder to cherish the prayers of our friends.  Read about that gift in another post on this blog. The second … Continue reading On living a charmed life #2 — Obrigado amigos e colegas!

Language of the colonialists

Reflections on my way back from Southern Africa. While I was in Zambia, I visited the village of Mantanyani with Johanna Rohde, a long-time friend of our daughter Emily who is working there with Peace Corps.  I was struck with the gentle leadership of the village provided by Elliot the Headman, who appears here with his wife … Continue reading Language of the colonialists

Me, the WEA and the Mission Commission

I work on the Leadership Team of the Mission Commission (MC) of the WEA — World Evangelical Alliance.  This is not a role I ever thought I would have, particularly given my perspective as a “critical insider” in the evangelical movement.  But I have been doing this, now, for about 2 years, part time.  I spend … Continue reading Me, the WEA and the Mission Commission