Consumerism continues to be on the rise in America and I’m not talking about buying the latest fancy gadget. I’m talking about the church. For those of us who work in layman professions, there is a huge tendency to attend church purely for what we can get out of it. Then, when we don’t feel like the product is up to par, we strike off in search of another that will better meet “our needs” and sometimes even spout off a good round of church-bashing. We’ve got it all wrong. (more…)
Hello and welcome to my new faith-based inspirational blog The Christian Layman. My name is Nathan Magnuson and by trade I’m a consultant, leadership coach, and aspiring thought leader on business and leadership. In fact, you may be interested in checking out my leadership blog at NathanMagnuson.com.
If you’re a Christian layman, like I am, you may feel that you have something to add to the discussion on church, life, and following Jesus even though you didn’t go to seminary and don’t work for a church. I feel the same way! I go to an unbelievable church, National Community Church in Washington, DC with unbelievable leaders. But regular people with regular jobs and lives, people like you and me, can still take the initiative to pull our own spiritual weight – and then a little extra – for the benefit of those around us. That’s what spiritual leadership is all about. You’ll hear more about this in the Christian Layman’s Manifesto. (more…)