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Pastor’s Column: “Should we just get faster horses?”

Being a pastor means that I’m constantly thinking about leadership: both my own of leading the congregation well in worship, and the lay leadership as they do the hard work of ministry all other hours of the week. Leadership makes a tangible difference and vacuums of leadership lead to chaos without accountability. It’s important for me to lead well and to offer as many opportunities and shared experiences to build up the already-stellar leadership of our church.

I’m reminded of the American industrialist Henry Ford of Ford Motor Company. For all his faults and successes, he does have some insightful quotes that even religious communities can find inspiration in. Here’s two of them and why I find resonance with them. Read More