In the June 2009 issue of Tabletalk my friend Scotty Smith wrote an article to young Christian leaders exhorting them to be gospel-centered in their various roles. Reflecting on mistakes he's made and lessons he's learned over a 30 year span of fruitful ministry, he outlines his exhortation under three headings:

  1. Gospel astonishment versus theological cockiness
  2. Chief repenter versus former sinner
  3. Preaching Christ to yourself versus preaching yourself

Scotty's timeless cry for "an emerging generation of leaders who will live and lead as genuinely as [the apostle]Paul" is painfully helpful, not only for young Christian leaders but for all Christians everywhere.

You can read the whole thing here. Please do!