Jesus was a failed leader

This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”

A provocative post by Ruth Tucker that challenges our emphasis on leadership:

Leadership is a hot topic today. Colleges and universities and seminaries and churches and Christian organizations of all varieties are developing leadership programs…
It was not until I was teaching through the course a second time that I realized what a crock this whole topic is. It’s phony from beginning to end—especially as it relates to biblical models.
That Jesus was a failed leader both by example and by teaching is something we already know—at least unconsciously….Plain and simple, Jesus was a failed leader—though it’s critical to point out that Jesus did not aspire to leadership.

Read the entire post for the full context.

I just may have to read Tucker's upcoming book Leadership Reconsidered.


Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada