Leading like Jesus means moving from a posture of being an expert and answerer to being a learner and a listener. In this episode, Ben Sternke and Matt Tebbe talk about how a “dust-up” about racism on Matt’s Facebook page reveals some of the essential posture shifts necessary for leading and living like Jesus.
Specifically, how does our relationship to power inform the way we operate in the world? Especially those of us who carry cultural power by virtue of our skin color and gender, what does Jesus model for us in how to lead in this place?
Links and resources:
- If you want training on how to lead in this new way, join a Gravity Leadership Academy cohort!
- Podcast episode on our missional theology axiom: God Meets Us Right Where We Really Are.
- The “I am a racist” Facebook post
- The “Can my kid dress up as Black Panther” Facebook post
- The “Thoughts on race” Facebook post
- Why All Good Leadership Starts With Listening, by Ben Sternke (an article on the Gravity blog)
- The “Someone is Wrong on the Internet” cartoon.
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