Author Dan Pink, in an Intelligence Squared podcast (about something completely different from church-related stuff), responded to a question at the end of his presentation with this:
“Power ends up corrupting people’s ability to see another person’s perspective…. The more power someone has, the less acute their perspective-taking skills are. If you look at high-status people in organizations, in general, high-status people in society, they’re not very good at taking other people’s perspective.”
Posted in Christian Humanism, Church, church growth, evangelical
Tagged Church, Dan Pink, evangelicals, high-status, Intelligence Squared, ministry, perspective, perspective-taking skills, podcasts, power
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From a post at Randy Cassingham’s ThisIsTrue.com —
Simon Reynolds, 50, a vicar with the Church of England, went on trial for stealing “at least” 16,500 pounds (US$25,875) in church money over a six-year period, including fees paid for weddings and funerals. “It is hard to imagine a more deplorable and flagrant breach of trust,” Senior Crown Prosecutor Caroline Tubb told the court, “than a vicar stealing money from his own parishioners.” Reynolds denied the charges, telling police he was “very disorganised” with his bookkeeping, and “certainly had not kept it intentionally.” When court broke for lunch, Reynolds didn’t wait around to hear the verdict: he ran off. Sure enough, his barrister, Alasdair Campbell, said Reynolds “accidentally” fled the country, booking a ticket to Dusseldorf, Germany, when he meant to fly to Dublin, Ireland. After a European-wide alert was issued, Reynolds, who was staying with a friend, returned to Sheffield Crown Court to hear his sentence: 30 months in prison for his embezzlement, plus two months for fleeing.
Cassingham includes the Sheffield Star and London Evening Standard as sources.
Posted in Anglican, Church of England, ministers
Tagged Church, clergy, court, crime, embezzlement, England, ministry, sermon prep, Sheffield Crown Court
Stay in bed on Sunday mornings, folks. Just read the Bible and whatever you make of it is cool.
Posted in biblical living, Christianity, Christians
Tagged Bible, church signs, hermeneutics, homeletics, humor, interpretation, ministry, pastors, sermons, world view
Sermon prep for the congregation:
“…so I can always fall back on my prescription pad.”