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.