So far I have argued all of us in leadership positions should make decisions based on transcendent, objective, absolute principles. Important as this is, it is not enough. There is a second way we can ensure we make wise decisions every day.
Tag: Moral Absolutes
Last week I argued leaders should make decisions based on objective, transcendent moral principles. But not everyone agrees. If we are going to do so we must be ready to respond to three objections others will have.
In my last post I said leaders make decisions, and all decisions that affect others are moral decisions. Therefore in order to lead effectively we must understand the correct and incorrect ways of approaching these moral decisions. The good news is there are only three overall approaches—two beneficial and one harmful, in my opinion.
We all lead in various ways–in our homes, communities, churches and companies. As leaders we are responsibility for making decisions that affect the wellbeing of others. We do this by making decisions that are good, right, wise and just. This is the essence of leadership—making and implementing these type decisions.
During the holidays I had the chance to see a play and several movies (a rare treat!) I was struck by three biblical themes that were central to them all. By highlighting these themes in conversations with our children and friends we have ready-made examples to help them understand the great truths of the Gospel, as well as remind us of the grace of the Gospel in our lives!
In this first series of blog posts I’m discussing the massive intellectual attacks Christianity came under during the past several hundred years and the resulting cultural shift. The first attack was from (bad) philosophy (see my last post). The second attack was from a number of biblical scholars, primarily from Germany, who challenged the historicity of Scripture (known as “German Higher Criticism”). They began with an anti-supernatural bias (the assumption that supernatural events do not occur–everything that happens is caused by something physical). Therefore, they concluded that any part of the Bible which reported anything “supernatural” must not be historically accurate…