Wednesday, February 01, 2017

What Are You Really Saying When You Call Something a “Sacred Cow”?

If you have been serving on the staff of a local church, you have likely heard and even used the phrase “sacred cow.” This was the topic of a recent Five Leadership Questions podcast, where I joined Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper to discuss how to navigate “sacred cows” in ministry. As we began, we realized that we had different thoughts and mental images of the illustration of a “sacred cow.” Both images can get you to the same place of implications, so they could be seen as complementary. At the same time, it is always helpful to define what we mean when we use a phrase. Here are two ways to define sacred cows in ministry.... Read More

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