“The Challenge We Face, Part I”

I have decided to pick up and read a decade old book, Transforming Congregational Culture, by Anthony B. Robinson.*  As I move through this book, I intend to write a few posts along the way about either quotes that resonate with me, or about pieces I see that have especially changed (good or bad) since Robinson wrote

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Revisiting Multi-Layered Leadership

Two years ago, I wrote a blog post about “multi-layered leadership.” Given the transition the congregation I am employed at is in, I thought it might be worth another look. Reading this 2002 article, “Multi-Layered Leadership:  The Christian Leader as Builder, Shepherd, and Gardener,” almost convinces me that its author must have been in conversation

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Maundy Thursday

(Written on Thursday March 28, 2013) For those of us in the so-called “Mainline” Christian faith, today we observe Maundy Thursday.  This is the day we remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples, its from this event that comes the sacrament of Holy Communion.  But also on this day Jesus is said to have washed

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Leadership Thought of the Week

When visiting a potential partner organization yesterday, I noticed that a great quote was front and center on their conference room’s whiteboard.  The quote read: “Excellence is not a skill … it’s an attitude!” (Ralph Marston is quoted as saying this quote via a quick search online, though I believe its a quote that can

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