Trust the Process, Work the Program

Trust the Process, Work the Program

Let’s talk about group dynamics.If you’re a typical reader here, you’ve seen the backlash when a small team springs an initiative on a larger group without careful rollout. The team has done its homework and is sure of the plan’s wisdom. But the larger group resists....
A Time to Mourn

A Time to Mourn

Now when Job’s three friends heard of all these troubles that had come upon him, each of them set out from his home…They sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great (Job...
Now What?!

Now What?!

Father Greg Boyle’s presentation reminded me of my winding path away from affluent suburbia. It made me wonder about renewed ways to seek my spiritual growth. And it made me wonder how God is calling the Presbytery beyond itself once again. First Few Steps Tony...
A Disney Story, or A Better Story

A Disney Story, or A Better Story

Last month Tom wrote of “telling the better story.” He spoke of “God’s alternative narrative,” which values forgiveness over winning and community over control (see Gil Rendle’s Doing the Math of Mission). Tom then described three beautiful examples of churches in Los...