I am writing a little guidebook on Appreciative Inquiry and the Church during and after the Disaster of the Covid-19 Pandemic. This has been a challenging time for congregations and similar organizations. We have been unable to meet and worship face to face. We have been unable to teach and administer in ways we’re used … Continue reading After the Disaster — Appreciative Inquiry and the Path to the Future
Krista Tippett had a conversation with Bryan Stevenson on the latest “On Being” podcast. You might find that on a local public radio station this weekend. But the podcast can be accessed at https://onbeing.org/series/podcast/. Tippett is the founder and long-time host of the programs and the beating heart of a much larger enterprise devoted to, … Continue reading Knowing Love
Let’s talk Leadership. What is it? I’ve been given the opportunity to return to some work and reflection on Appreciative Inquiry and congregational health. Here’s a resource piece I have worked on several times over the last few years. Perhaps it will be helpful. “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, … Continue reading Leadership — Asking Good Questions
Did you ever have one of those moments when a thought is out there in the fog of awareness, just beyond any clear vision? That’s my state of consciousness most of the time, but right now it’s a bit more pronounced. I keep thinking about the ELCA plan for the future and the plan’s identified … Continue reading Backwards Again
The ELCA Church Council has approved a new design for the future work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. You can read about it in the official news release here — https://www.elca.org/News-and-Events/8083. I’m quite curious about this latest effort and deeply skeptical of its usefulness, given the history of past reorganizations. The initial information … Continue reading Reorganizing the ELCA…Again
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