COVID-19 Raises “I Am” Questions for Everyone

COVID-19 Raises “I Am” Questions for Everyone

The ancients knew about the power of identity, the power of one knowing who they were, and the power of the self. Without having a science called psychology to describe their inner world, they were still able to identify and claim a sense of themselves in such a way...
How Unruffled Leadership Will Benefit Your Congregation

How Unruffled Leadership Will Benefit Your Congregation

A lifelong teacher tells her confessional story of the time she had a young student in her class who would, as they say, get her goat. This little boy knew where all her buttons were, and he knew how to push them. One day, she was so irritated by this little boy’s...
6 Lessons That Will Keep Your Church Moving Forward

6 Lessons That Will Keep Your Church Moving Forward

Theoretically, all that is needed to form a system is for people to spend time together. Ronald Richardson says, “Emotional systems are like delicately balanced mobiles.” Within the system, all are connected, and what happens on one end affects the other end....
Church, Clergy Health Suffers When Chronic Anxiety Spikes

Church, Clergy Health Suffers When Chronic Anxiety Spikes

It doesn’t take a prophet to recognize we live in anxious times. Anxiety is seeping out of the pores of our world. It is felt in families, neighbors, politics, businesses and any institutions wherever a community is gathered. Without relief, free-floating anxiety may...
Vaccinating Your Church Against the Anxiety Virus – Part 2

Vaccinating Your Church Against the Anxiety Virus – Part 2

Anxiety is a powerful force in emotional relationships. Pastoral theologian Myron Madden was known to ask, “What demons have camped at your door to make you act this way?” Those who act out of their anxieties and afflict others around them, even upon those they love...