In this second season of You’re Not Crazy, Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry gather in Ray’s study to discuss new topics related to gospel-centered pastoral leadership.
Ray Ortlund explains, “Christian leadership is leadership that is, itself, operating with, moving forward in, flavored by Christ himself.”
If you are a young pastor who might be tempted to give up and are wondering, What on earth have I signed up for? You’re not crazy.
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Sam Allberry: I’ve got to be looking good. So Jesus can look good. And so my leadership has to look good because I’m the PR agent for Jesus’s leadership, which is tempting and fleshly. And and in some senses attractive other than the fact that it’s completely wrong.
Ray Ortlund: You know in my own heart, how many times I’ve thought, Well, He must increase, and I’ll increase too. We’ll do this together. I’ll share my platform with Jesus. But what we’re saying, Sam is that Christian leadership is not leadership that advances Christian orthodoxy. Christian leadership is leadership that is itself operating with moving forward in flavored by Christ himself. Any young pastor who sometimes is tempted to give up and is wondering, what on earth have I signed up for? You’re not crazy.