"Let me give you a piece of advice," said the man. Wishing he wouldn't, I nevertheless nodded my head.
Completion of a comedy improvisation class ought to be a graduation requirement for seminarians.
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.
The Episcopal Church has more leaders than it has leadership, that is, more persons in positions of responsibility than the capacity to exercise that responsibility well.
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,
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.