Christian Leadership Essay

1104 Words Apr 1st, 2014 5 Pages
Kyalae T. Haywood
March 23, 2014
Making of a Christian Leader
What is Character
Human “character”, is the pattern of thinking and acting which runs right through someone, so that wherever you cut into them, you see the same person through and through [1]. The transformation of a person character is their virtue. Virtue is what happens when wise and courageous choices have become “second nature [2].” Wright differentiates a biblical framework from a Greek moral framework in that Jesus and his followers are offering the three-dimensional model toward Aristotle two-dimensional points [3]. Wright gives us excellent contrast between biblical and Greek moral framework and I agree with his positions. For example, Aristotle felt for someone
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Kouzes and Posner expresses that the climb to the top is arduous and steep. The vision may be noble, and the cause may be just, but the work seems to never end [7]. People are tempted to give up, but leaders encourage the heart of each constituent to carry on [8]. Maxwell’s reflections in chapter 3 can co-exist in the above statements. If we can’t encourage ourselves and conquer pain and struggles how can we expect to help another person successfully deal with theirs.
[5] Kouzes, M. James. Posner, Z. Barry. Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge. Copyright. 2004. P. 42
[6] Ibid. 43
[7] Ibid. 34
[8] Ibid. 34
Badaracco defines moral code as a set of values and principles that guide behavior [9]. As it pertains to moral flexibility he observes that Okonkwo has a narrow fixed moral code where he is not flexible in what he believes to be right. He feels no remorse for going against the values of his tribe and jeopardizing a traditional religious period of time, but accepts the punishment as he views moral code as a set of rules enforced by punishments; it is not to be evaluated or reflected upon [10]. Leaders must maintain a balance between “remaining true to their deeply held convictions and, at the same time, responding flexibility to the moral code and practical realities emerging around them” [11]. In Okanwko’s case as time

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