This past Sunday I failed to mention that the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is this coming Friday. And I felt a little remorse. Too many people that look like me, who found Canada the way my ethnic group did, and enjoy what came with settlement, don't feel the same way. The empathy and … Continue reading Truth and Reconciliation, cont’d
The Jesus I wanted to know
"I believed in Jesus, I just couldn't stand the church." I am sure you have heard a statement like that in the past. Maybe you have even said something like that. I know I have, and I have worked in church ministry since the 90s! We are seeing all kinds of changes happening in the … Continue reading The Jesus I wanted to know
Us vs Them?
Have you ever heard of 'political hobbyism'? It is a term that has received some attention over the past couple of years, based on how people interact with the news, and more specifically, political news. The way I heard it described, it is very similar to what we have always seen in sports, as in … Continue reading Us vs Them?
Leadership on Maundy Thursday
So what image do you consider on Maundy Thursday? There are many different practices and household connections made on the day before Good Friday, and each person reflects in their own way as they enter the Easter weekend. Traditionally this is the time where we reflect on Christ displaying His love for His people as … Continue reading Leadership on Maundy Thursday
Celebrating a Human Saviour
Christmas is the time to meet Jesus in the flesh. Meeting your heroes, seeing them 'in the flesh' means more than finding a picture online. They become real -- good or bad. Being in the flesh comes to mean we are real and human. It is hard to imagine anyone in the room without their … Continue reading Celebrating a Human Saviour
Why Ash Wednesday?
(A little departure from my usual posts, this is the meditation I am sharing tonight at Church of The Way to start Lent. Enjoy!) Why Ash Wednesday? Well, because it follows Shrove Tuesday of course! Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, whichever you prefer. That was the day you cleansed your household of any hindrances … Continue reading Why Ash Wednesday?
Good Friday is really Good
The Easter weekend is upon us, and once again I reflect on the work of Christ. In leadership, I focus much of my attention on this work as the basis of my ability. As I said earlier, the humble leader stands out. In this case, for millennia. As I considered this throughout the week, I … Continue reading Good Friday is really Good
Are you a humble leader?
We need more of them. Somehow we have slipped into another era of robust and loud leadership, albeit relational. But humble leadership stands out in all settings. Check out this article from Harvard Business Review for a bit more technical view: https://hbr.org/2017/04/if-humble-people-make-the-best-leaders-why-do-we-fall-for-charismatic-narcissists Are you humble? Reflecting on the last week of Lent, referred to as the … Continue reading Are you a humble leader?