Category: parish

Leaders should help others blossom

This is an interesting take on leadership. I don’t like to think of myself as dung (for this reason, I was never a big fan of Luther’s theological fascination with such things). Nevertheless, this...

Creation speaks — a sermon

Though I had threatened to liveblog it, I just listened to the Rev’d Melody Shobe’s excellent sermon yesterday morning at Christ Church. It is terrific to have such a fine preacher as a colleague....

…the rest of the story (is just starting)

As a youngster, I used to listen to Paul Harvey on the radio sometimes. I guess he’s still going strong. At least when I used to listen, his daily segments always began with the...

Will this end church as we know it?

The good people at Park Community Church are messing with the very bedrock of the Christian faith: the Sunday leaflet. More to the point, they have engaged in a radical new (revisionist, possibly heretical)...

Running into a plank

Every Wednesday I look forward to receiving Leading Ideas, an email newsletter from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. Today’s issue starts with this: I learned a lesson about leadership early in my childhood...

A useful ban: plastic bags

This is via Louie Crew, and it seems so self-evident that it makes me wonder why plastic bags are even legal for most of the things for which we use them. Watch this slideshow...

Videtur quod — a new blog

My friend and colleague here in Little Rhody has started a new blog. I encourage you to add “Videtur quod” to your RSS reader. Father John Alexander is a sharp thinker and a gifted...

Of things that matter

Today, before I checked my RSS reader, I hadn’t given a thought to GAFCON. Here’s what happened today in one parish priest’s ministry: I opened the church so a florist could get in to...