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Battle Leadership, Jesus and His Disciples

16 October, 2017

Written by Matt Dabbs

Adolf Von Schell was a World War I German officer who wrote a book about his experiences leading his troops in 1933 called Battle Leadership. The book is an extremely helpful read on the psychology of leadership in tense situations.

The first chapter in Von Schell’s book in entitled “Battlefield Psychology” and in that chapter he shares two successive stories that I believe are helpful in describing some of what we see in Jesus’ leadership style in the Passion narratives.

In the first story, Von Schell and his troops have stationed themselves in a little house to guard a road. Not long after they arrived at the house, French artillery started…

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