Monday, August 02, 2010

When Chaos and Order Dance Together...

Listening some time ago to a feature on recruitment for the British army, I found one recruiting officer's comment interesting. 'We're looking for those happy with chaos who can live with confusion but keep a clear head and make good decisions".

Then last night in the Leadership Journal I read:

"In the face of chaos, connective leaders participate in bringing order, and in the face of order, connective leaders participate in bringing chaos. When a faith community knows only order without chaos, they can drift into stasis. When a faith community knows chaos without order, they will struggle to trust their participation in God's narrative. But when chaos and order dance together, dynamic faith rooted in God's story finds hope in the midst of a changing context"

Friesen, D. (2009). Thy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from, the Internet, and Other Networks Emergent Village resources for communities of faith). Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I saw this 'We're looking for those happy with chaos who can live with confusion but keep a clear head and make good decisions', I thought of "if"

also when you are walking you must loose and gain your balance constantly which is some what akin to this need for chaos and order.

btw size zero font makes the page a bit chaotic

Gordon said...

thanks anon!

font 0 is under rated it should be used more!!