Embracing the awkward

Completion of a comedy improvisation class ought to be a graduation requirement for seminarians.

Generations

Older people continue to run things. Look at the two main Democratic Presidential candidates in the US. For all the struggles to get younger people into positions of leadership and decision-making, some institutions remain inherently age-weighted, and will stay that way.

It shall not be among you

To chase after the rationalized concept of leadership is already to have half-forgotten the tradition of ministry within the Church. It is to have lost touch with the Church's own culture, imagination, symbolism, and ethic. It is to view it as an outsider, as the cold analyzer,

Transitions: the search process

Pastors come and pastors go. I am in the middle of that at this moment, an experience that many of us have had on either side of the pulpit.