I bet that if you were to survey the average person on the street they would tell you to question leadership and authority. I would suspect that this answer would be consistent among conservatives as well as liberals. We would probably not be that surprised by this considering that we have witnessed leaders deceive and abuse their authority. So, why would we as Christians want to trust leaders in the church? We know leaders in the church have fallen into sin so why trust leadership? How does the apostle Paul set the tone for Christian leadership? How does setting such a tone for leadership reorient someone’s idea or notion of service?
When we think about ethic we turn to passages in scripture that tend to be more ethical. What if we thought of Philippians as being a book that has many rich gospel truths that lead up to the reconciliation of two sisters? How do the ethics of the resurrection impact our daily life? How does the ethic of the cross impact our life as we go through this age?