Monday, August 21, 2006

tour guide or fellow traveler

Spencer Burke says that the previous metaphor for leadership was that of a tour guide, where "one person finds the way and tells someone else how to get there." By contrast, the postmodern metaphor is that of a fellow traveler, joining others on their journey.

Today’s generations are tired of people pretending like they have it all figured out. I think we Christians often claim “We have REAL ANSWERS for real life” and the world says, “Yeah right.”

We do have many answers. And the Bible has principles that provide the framework for finding the rest of the answers. But no one wants to be “talked down to” or “preached at”.

So for application, I wonder: How can we come alongside people and journey with them towards Christ?