Category: Conflict

Leading in the Midst of Transition

I never set out to be a “temporary” leader.  Who really does?  But perhaps that’s really a core insight about leadership.  All leadership is by its nature transitory and temporary.  By extension, all leadership is in some way an example and part of transition. I wonder if what makes a good leader perhaps in part

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A response to “Hello, My Name is Church” with more thoughts on the congregation as a place of welcome, sought, and accompaniment

Following up on yesterday’s discussion and pondering about the implications on the congregation, a friend of mine shared this poem from the Huffington Post on Sunday. Here is an excerpt: My name is church.  I welcome the: Hypocrite Dry Self-Righteous Shallow I welcome the: Sincere Passionate Forgiving Selfless I cannot shut my doors to the

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This Week’s Links

It is Tuesday, so by now you know what that means.  It’s time for the weekly offering of links to stories and things I found interesting this past week and think you might enjoy or find helpful too. So without further adieu, here are this week’s links. The categories are as follows in alphabetical order:

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Neighbor love in light of the past week’s events

I enter into this post, deeply aware of how divisive this might be.  I shake a little at the thought of this, but deep down I know I must write.  A week and a half ago, perhaps more than at any other time in recent years, I felt convicted (and really, I still do given

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