Further to yesterday's post Where's the Evidence? I was recently invited by a theological journal to develop a definition of Christian leadership which would cover several current leadership theories (they're basically the same, but go by different names). Why expend so much effort on a definition? Because there would appear to be no definition which is even closely adequate at present. And if you don't have a definition, then how do you distinguish your theory of leadership from another? How do you determine who practices it? How do you determine its efficacy? It all begins and ends with the definition. OBSERVATION: Not that this fascinates me. There are other papers I'd rather be writing. But it's important.