Posts Posts by: "Charles LaFond"

Day after day I write to raise money and there is one word I use with the greatest of care when writing about raising money in our churches and our social profit agencies.  It is a very important word and one I now commend to you. A gift of sorts…(Read More)

The church is not changing.  The church is not dying.  The church is simply molting into a new form.  Could it be that Celtic spirituality – “a listening for God in the heart of life” as John Philip defines it, may be there to catch a church beginning its free-fall from power…(Read More)

One of the great mysteries of life in the church is the question of and tension between bounty and scarcity.  It is so much easier to talk in church of things “spiritual” like the Trinity, sin, hope, eternal life.  Angels and incense –chalices not calluses.  The stakes are rather low if lovely…(Read More)

This feast is not one of chocolate and eggs.  Nor is it one of hymns and lilies or forsythia and trumpets.  It is rather a feast of dynamos and awakening.  Jesus strides into our hells to burst them asunder…(Read More)

Being kind feels important to me these days.  My dog and my horse are kind to me.  Karma has many definitions and is generally associated with Buddhism, however I wonder about the great value it could provide to our Christian conversation…(Read More)

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