Day: May 30, 2012

Vision and Order

Healthy institutions need both kinds of leaders — the visionary and the orderly. Often they exist side-by-side with one another, usually with some tension. “Respond now to this compelling need!” cries the visionary, connecting the original spirit of Jesus’ calling to the circumstances of the present age. “How will we pay for it and maintain it?” asks the orderly leader who creates foundation and structure for an ongoing ministry of presence and service.

Good wins out in the end

Back in the days of armed turmoil in Sierra Leone, Madeline Albright was photographed holding a small girl whose arm had been chopped off by a local militia who regularly maimed the civilian population in a bid for power. The girl, whose full name is now Memuna Mansaray McShane, is the subject of an essay […]