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The ‘Agency Problem” – Luke 12:41-48

Posted: Oct 14, 2014

Sooner or later someone who studies management will encounter what is called the ‘agency problem.’ The ‘problem’ arises because the person running a business is not usually the owner. Over time the way a business operates becomes less in the interests of the owner and more in the interests of the manager and staff. The agency problem is not unique to business management. It happens in any context where someone acts on behalf of another. Every one of us can be guilty of the agency problem if we manage for our own ends the lives God has entrusted us to use for him. Jesus speaks in very strong terms about this.


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Who Left On the Lights?

Posted: Jun 20, 2014

  George Bullard writes about visiting with a pastor who superbly dealt with a senior in his church who was upset the lights had been left on in the sanctuary. The pastor was gentle, carefully diffused the senior’s annoyance, and avoided getting hooked into an emotional response to the complaint.The event became, for George, an insight into how that pastor had gradually helped the seniors in the church let go of their focus on small things and fall in love with Jesus again. The ...

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