Friday, February 15, 2008

You’re Fired!

So it turns out that I'm not the only voice crying in the wilderness. It seems that someone else has a problem with the idea of a pastor as CEO (HT: Darryl Dash).

Backyard Missionary asks "Where on earth did we ever get the idea that the 'Chief Executive Officer' was an appropriate biblical expression of leadership?"

Have we really become a commercial enterprise where the strong survive and the weak get fired?

I don't believe the CEO has any place in the 'family' of God.

I also get the impression that our natural evangelical pragmatism has caused us to ask 'how can we do this thing better?' which is a good question, but the answer has been to adopt business principles and then bring accountability to bear on those in positions of leadership for whether they manage to implement the strategies and goals of the company. Even if the things we want to do better are often beyond our control we still appoint someone with the responsibility to do them… and fire them if they don't pull them off.

Maybe I'm not losing my mind after all.

Pastor Rod

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