When we decided to start a blogging project, one of the first questions that we faced was what we would call the blog.  It had to be deep, thought provoking, scalable, and original – quite a bit to ask for from a name!  After brainstorming up a bunch of ideas, a verse from Matthew was suggested: “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”  One of us had heard a sermon that taught the idea that this verse described God’s reversal – that those who the world deems to be first will be last in the kingdom, their place reversed.

The Reversal is a call to humble living.  It is a daring commitment.  To think of others first and yourself second.  To lead from the back of the parade and out of the spotlight.  It goes against the grain and common sense.  It’s not natural; if it was, a reversal wouldn’t be necessary.  We think it’s time to join this Reversal and we want others to join with us.

In our first meeting we shared what we thought we would gain from writing this blog.  The list was huge.  Amazingly, we discovered another reversal – a blog to help others in turn helps us.  A great quote goes like this: “The best way to get what you want out of life is to help other people get what they want.”  We believe the world is ready for these ideas; that we are a product of people who came before us and shared their understanding.  We’re going to thank them by spreading that understanding.

So what should you expect from The Reversal? For now we’ll post three times per week, once per author. Each post will be a brief, down-to-earth discussion of a theme in Christianity and/or leadership. Eventually we would like to add more authors and to continually grow our reader base. We hope that by sharing what we are learning, we can spread the idea of God’s Reversal in our lives and the lives of others.

So what’s in a name?  A lot after all.