Tag Archives: leadership

It is the second act — what do we do now?

It is true that Terry Gilliam stole the title “imaginarium” from us and applied it to his devilish movie. The five people who knew about that movie before I just told you may have had trouble taking our “rolling Council” … Continue reading

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Patrick had nerve — redux

Why aren’t we spiritual ancestors of St. Patrick more like St. Patrick? Unlike him, we are often stuck on a treadmill of trying harder at things that aren’t working. we keep looking for answers to questions that no longer need … Continue reading

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2014 #6 — How an organism becomes a mere organization

For the next few weeks, Thursday is TOP TEN of 2014 day. This is the #6 most read post of 2014. Last February I took a look at five things that threaten to hobble a radical movement in Christ — … Continue reading

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Seafaring: a key discipline for success

I have been slowly plowing through a very well-written book: The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America–The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 by Bernard Bailyn. Maybe I am one of the last people in the U.S. who think “history” … Continue reading

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Paean to partners

Someone sabotaged our computer. We discovered what they did right before we wanted to do a few things for the meeting last night. Three of us were huddled in front of it lamenting, offering ineffectual suggestions and generally having some … Continue reading

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From here to there — the right people in the right seats on the bus

First of all, are there any wrong people on the Lord’s bus? The answer is emphatically “NO!” We’re all Bozos on this bus. God is not accepting us because we eradicated all of our bozo-like attributes. Much the contrary: “one righteous … Continue reading

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Shave off some workweek hours that could be better used elsewhere

We want to get a lot done. Not only are we responsible workers doing good things at our money-making jobs, we have a family business to tend, now that Jesus has called us into the Kingdom of God! Our limited time … Continue reading

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The despised leader

Jesus “was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity,” why wouldn’t you be the very same? He pointedly told his disciples that they would be treated like he was treated if they tried to … Continue reading

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Patrick had nerve

Why aren’t we spiritual ancestors of St. Patrick more like St. Patrick? Unlike him, we are often stuck on a treadmill of trying harder at things that aren’t working. We keep looking for answers to questions that no longer need … Continue reading

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How an organism becomes a mere organization

One of the crises of being a thirtysomething (or a precocious twentysomething) is answering an important question when it comes up: “Now that I can do something, do I have the courage to do it with integrity and conviction? Will … Continue reading

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