Category: leadership

Unintended consequences

Sometimes things don’t work out the way we want them to work out. OK, that happens a lot. On this topic, I was interested to read Gizmodo’s “The 10 Greatest (Accidental) Inventions of All...

Getting the story right

I subscribe to Leading Ideas, a fantastic weekly email newsletter. Nearly every week brings a useful and thought-provoking idea. This week focuses on “Getting Your Congregation’s Story Right“. A snippet: Today many clergy are...

The ending dying church

I’m not the only one asking questions about the future of the church. The Rev’d Mark Bozzuti-Jones from Trinity Church, Wall Street, has written a provocative piece. What if some other religion or movement...

Spiritual adults in church?

I had the pleasure of getting to know Fr. John Beddingfield last year during CREDO. Since then, I’ve been reading John’s excellent sermons from All Souls, Washington. This morning he offered a fine sermon...

Servant leadership

A couple of years ago, one of the big buzzwords for church leaders was “servant leadership”. It’s easy to say, but hard to do. Worse, it’s easy to pretend we are servant leaders, when...