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Don’t Trust in Leaders
Psalm 146

I remember the winter’s day when I announced to the students at the theological college in England where I used to be the principal that I would be leaving the coming summer. To my surprise, it aroused a feeling of anxiety among a number of students. Maybe I was deceiving myself in thinking that it wouldn’t make much difference to them; the governing body would surely appoint someone else whose views, attitudes, and aims were not so different from mine. Maybe I was deceiving myself about the difference that any individual makes to the leadership of an institution such as a seminary or a church. Still, there is no doubt that many people trust in an institution’s leaders if they like the way the institution is being run. Leadership is an idol...

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