Starting in v8, Paul juxtaposes the theology of self-glory and the theology of the cross so that we can see how diametrically they are opposed one from the other. Obviously, he is placing the Corinthian leadership in the wisdom of the world/theology of self-glory camp and he is placing himself as well as the rest of the apostles in the wisdom of God/theology of the cross camp.
Paul uses some harsh words in v8-13. Two styles of leadership are seen here. Let’s look at the leaders operating by the wisdom of the world or the theology of self-glory. [Read more…] about 1 Cor 4 – Church Leadership: Who Should I Imitate? (pt 2 of 4)