In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Ben Mandrell are joined by Jackie Hill Perry, author of Gay Girl, Good God and a Jude: Contending for the Faith in Today’s Culture Bible study. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- Why is the book of Jude important for you?
- Why is contending in the faith in today’s culture a timely message?
- How have you seen wrestling through a conflict benefit you and your leadership?
- Who did you have in mind when you wrote this book?
- How does the book of Jude draw us back in to be hopeful?
- What do you dream that your legacy will be?
- What is a pain that is producing righteousness in you right now?
- What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
“Jude gives us a lot of tools for how to contend practically but also how to have a sober mindedness as we contend.”
“One of the temptations of our day is to allow our affections to determine how we are supposed to view ourselves and God, where we start inward and then look up.”
“Part of contending for my own soul is to allow the Scriptures to determine how I behave and how I live and who I trust.”
“If it’s true and it’s wise, we have to disregard how we feel about it and just admit to it.”
“I have this tension of I often what my children to be more impressed with my leadership than the public.”
“I’m learning how much people-pleasing can go into the reason for my busyness.”
“I cannot be effective while trying to do a ministry and be a wife and a mother without people God has gifted with the gift of administration to be able to help me say no and manage things.”
“Even if I don’t feel needy, I have to believe that I am needy just by my virtue of being a created being.”
“I don’t look at prep as a separate thing from intimacy, I actually see it as this is how I get it inside me and apply it before I get it out.”
“Leadership is so much more than authority, but also humility.”
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