As churches and individual citizens, we often choose our own leaders. But why do we so often choose poor leaders? I propose that we too easily look at false “images” of spirituality and leadership that not only poorly assess leaders, but undermine our own view of the gifts God has given us.
What does the “Occupy Wallstreet” movement have in common with anti-poverty movements around the world? They both tend to blame much that is intrinsic to Western culture for their woes. Though the economic and cultural model of the West only poorly reflects the goodness, wisdom, and compassion of God, it is a start in the right direction and not to be rejected.