Thursday, August 30, 2007

If I Only Had a Brain

I overheard a conversation at Westmont College between two women talking about church shopping. They were comparing worship styles, preachers (not knowing I was one), location, etc. One woman said: "I really like ____________ church, but the problem is I have a brain!" This church is high energy, and male-led. Women are clearly in a subservient role (complimentarian), which might be both the choice and fine for some women. This woman wanted a church that both allowed and endorsed thinking, questioning women.
In Jim Collin's great book "Good to Great" he notes that one of the marks of a great organization is one that creates a climate where truth is welcomed and rigorous questioning is both allowed and expected. Do our churches welcome truth and self-critiquing questioning? Do our institutions welcome truth over loyalty? Do we want a new cadre of leaders with brains who think? Men and women who rigorously pursue truth even over tribal loyalty?


At 4:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is truth?

At 5:04 PM , Blogger donnjohnson said...

It's OK to ask.

At 5:18 PM , Blogger Dan said...

But is it OK to give an answer anymore?


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