There are as many reasons to blog as there are computers on desks (or tables, or stands, etc.). This space explores leadership as well as theology; not the popular leadership of the self-help books but real leadership with an emphasis on values, practicality, academics, and especially, community. Leadership is always about values and community. My values are unabashedly Christian, and although I recognize quite a few of my friends and readers have values that are different, many of the principles of leadership remain the same across the value-systems. There are of course some very interesting differences!
Because leadership is also a community affair, I’ve joined the High Calling network of community bloggers. These are bloggers who share my value system (more or less) and who are writing their own blogs mostly from within the Christian worldview. It’s a great place to explore all kinds of varieties of Christianity. You’ll find their blogs are about poetry, beautiful photography, reflections on art, and on just about any topic you can imagine. The name High Calling reflects the Christian belief that God takes joy in each of us finding, working, and delighting in our own unique, purpose in Creation. More specially, they emphasize the importance of integrating our values into all we do. Closing that gap between values and behavior, that’s what I want for myself and for the leaders I train.
So click on the High Calling badge and take a stroll around my new neighborhood. I think you’ll like it.