There but for the grace… pastors escaping the power-trip pitfalls

I love this message bellow shared by the Quaerentia blogist Mark.
In a way, it tells people who want to get a long well that, they should be able to relate with each other on a same level; even great leaders should with their followers. Feeling superior and trying to show it are as pride, the begining of ones downfall.

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We could call them the ‘pastor’s power pitfalls.’ There are many. Too many. It’s actually scary how much power a pastor wields – for good… and ill. It’s one of the key issues that has preoccupied me a lot about in the last few years while writing my culture of suspicion book (out VERY soon at all GOOD bookshops!). And I’ve witnessed (and struggled) under power-trip pastors. The worst thing, though, is how blissfully unaware they are of it. As one friend said of a church boss he struggled under for several years, “he’s like a drunk driver who never looks in the rear-view mirror.”

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