Part 2: The importance of philosophy and assumptions about people
The second instalment of this series is over to you!
I would love to hear your views on how the following two bible verses…
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them”. Gen 1:27
“…I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions”. Joel 2:28
… should influence:
1. The culture (“the way things are done around here”) and ethos of a Christian organisation;
2. It’s model/style of leadership; and
3. The way that jobs are designed.
Please post your thoughts in the reply box below.
Of course, as “saved sinners”, Christians, all too often, get it wrong. Our ‘love-hate’ relationship with Christian organisations is brilliantly illustrated by these quotes from the Anglican Common Prayer Book:
“The church is a whore, but she is our mother.” Augustine
“The church is sort of like Noah’s ark. It’s a stinky mess inside, but if you get out, you’ll drown.” Anon
However, there must be good practice out there, that we can be inspired by, and learn from. If you know of any, please do post these as well.