I’ve been reading like mad this week. I’m in Vancouver at Trinity Western/ACTS trying to finalize my dissertation proposal – which will become chapter 1 of this massive thesis project. Anyways, in the process, I’ve been sucking on the fumes of dozens of books having to do with shifting leadership/organization theories as well as emerging generation church trends. My project will explore how these two issues might collaborate with one another. So yesterday alone I read three really intriguing resources that I suspect will become very useful tools in my dissertation. I’ve offered reviews for each one on my readings page. Two of these are organizational leadership books aimed at the "secular" market – but which have incredible relevancy for the church. The first, Leaders We Need, is an intriguing reflection upon the behavioral and socialogical shifts in culture that are demanding a movement away from heirarchical structures towards adaptive/integrative models of leadership. The second, Leading in a Culture of Change, is one of the best books on leadership I’ve ever read… perhaps because every page seems to fit precisely into my dissertation research question. The other book, The American Church in Crisis, is a powerfully sobering statistical analysis of attendance trends in the United States.