Posted by: watchman | January 30, 2009

The Three Dramas

Skye Jethani has written a great post describing the aspects of the ministry in an interesting and insightful way. Click here to read his post on Leadership‘s blog, Out of Ur.

Here is a snippet:

We are not merely managers of religious institutions with practical duties. Neither are we merely thought-leaders living on the rarified air of theory and vision. We are spiritual leaders called to shepherd the souls of women, men, and children. Of all people we are called to be most aware and sensitive to the drama of the eternal. And yet I hear so little about this responsibility among church leaders today because playing in the drama of the eternal is something secular leadership gurus and cultural pundits cannot teach us. But if we, the leaders of the church, will not take up this responsibility then who will?

Read the rest here, then come on back over and tell us what you think. Does ministry have a tendency to overemphasize one of the first two dramas? What do you think of Skye’s assertion  that ignoring the eternal drama may factor into the “fall” of pastors like Ted Haggard?

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