I’ve noticed a trend on my blog. Whenever I post something about leadership, that post is read more and receives more comments than other blog posts in general – even though I do not post on leadership very often.
For example, last Thursday, I posted a blog called “What does a bishop oversee?” On Friday, as a follow-up, I posted a blog called “The Church or the Organization?” In less than four days, this blog post was read by more people than other posts that have been on my blog for much longer (50% more than the next most read post, and climbing). Also, it now has the most comments of any of my other blog posts. In fact, five of my top ten most read blog posts are on the subject of leadership in the church (6 out of 10 if you count “Messy Meetings“.)
Why are we so passionate about leadership? Relatively, Scripture says little about specific leadership such as elders, bishops, etc. Certainly, there is more in Scripture about general leadership attitudes, especially in the Gospels. But, Scripture has much more to say about other topics, such as a believer’s conduct, or faith, or even eschatology (gasp!).
I do not know the answer to this. I have never been able to gauge the reaction of readers to my blog posts. Some posts that I am very passionate about, other people seem to have less interest (measured by the number of times the post is read and the number of comments it receives).
So, since I don’t know the answer, I hope to learn from you. I ask you to consider my question: Why are you and others passionate about leadership? Please, comment and let me know what you think.