If You Want to Change, Start With Your Character

Character is the primary arena of change. We can’t change the DNA we inherited, the circumstances into which we were born, the families that shaped and misshaped us, or the wounding events we’ve undergone. Some things about our bodies, temperaments and...

When Looking Good Trumps Being Good

Focus on your image because image is everything. Those words, or at least words to that effect, were the caption of a famous ad several years ago. I remember being taken aback by its crass and shallow message, but not many people reacted, perhaps because the caption...

2 Root Causes When Churches Face Conflict, Mistrust

I love what I do. Really. Every day is like a new adventure of learning and exploring the future of congregational and clergy life. While the future is uncertain and daunting, there is no doubt that this is a pivotal time to be alive and engaged in the work of the...