How to Inherit the Earth
Ambition isn't bad; it just does bad things. ^^In a culture that too often prizes leadership uncritically and unreflectively, a faith that calls us to take up crosses, lay down lives and otherwise submit ourselves to something outside ourselves...
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Ambition isn't bad; it just does bad things.
^^In a culture that too often prizes leadership uncritically and unreflectively, a faith that calls us to take up crosses, lay down lives and otherwise submit ourselves to something outside ourselves simply sounds like a bad idea. Nevertheless, this is the faith that we find Jesus talking about.
Provides incisive critique of cultural and spiritual vulnerabilities to unchecked ambition and unrestrained ego ^Gives a global perspective on leadership and discipleship ^Makes a compelling call to radical, responsible faith ^^Scott Bessenecker has learned from new friar communities, from the history of Christianity and from the mouth of Jesus that there's something wonderfully subversive about saying no to ourselves every now and then, something that could even change the world.
Scott Bessenecker is Director of Global Projects for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He holds a Masters in International Development from William Carey International University.
Scott has written from a holistic Christian perspective for publications likeRelevant and Mission Maker magazines and edited the book Quest for Hope in the Slum Community. His active weblog is at www.thenewfriars.com.
He is currently writing a piece of fantasy fiction to portray the dichotomy of a privileged society living alongside impoverished people. Young characters who are radically committed to those at the margins have a central role in the book. These fictional protagonists are drawn from the actual people featured in Scott's Likewise book The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World's Poor. and How to Inherit the Earth: Submitting Ourselves to a Servant Savior.
- 1 Subverting Monopoly(tm) Through Meekness
- 2 Meekness And The Death Of Pride
- 3 Submission In Our Leadership-infatuated Culture
- 4 Repentance And The Death Of Personal Wealth
- 5 Following And The Death Of Comparison
- 6 Slavery And The Death Of Entitlement
- 7 Obedience And The Death Of Independence
- 8 Meekness And The Need For True Leadership
- Conclusion: How To Inherit The Earth