Day: March 25, 2013

Ten assumptions of appreciative inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is a popular tool in congregational development in the Episcopal Church. But those of us who are not devotees sometimes don’t understand what it is about. In this article for The Alban Institute, Mark Lau Brunson lays out “Ten Assumptions of Appreciative Inquiry.”

Things Are Getting Worse

The people wave palm branches, symbols of national triumph and military victory. They cry out with messianic expectation. Jesus rides a young donkey recalling Zechariah’s image of the coming king. People have heard the word — Jesus raised Lazarus from the tomb. It seems as though the whole “world has gone after him.”

But looks can be deceiving.

Palm Sunday in the street

Episcopalians continue to draw attention by taking church services into the streets. Last night, Channel 6 in Philadelphia was one of a number of stations around the country that carried stories on Palm Sunday processions.

Fear and faith

by Maria Evans Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. –A Collect for Aid against Perils, p. 123, Book of Common Prayer You know, the month of …

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