After attending his diocesan convention, George Clifford wonders if there might be another way
The question of whether to support or oppose building the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the island of Hawai’i, has recently attracted the national media’s attention and preoccupied a significant portion of The Episcopal Church in Hawai’i
The diocese of Birmingham in the Church of England is abolishing its parish system; might this be an opportunity we could take as well?
…perhaps Episcopalians collectively should do what Bishop Curry has done as an individual: play to our strengths. Appreciative inquiry argues that flourishing organizations emphasize their strengths rather than weaknesses or problem solving.
Good leadership can frequently save a sinking ship. The church is the ark of our salvation. Sadly, that ark gives every sign of sinking. Let’s scrape off the barnacles and fix systemic problems.
A North Carolina parish has launched an environmental stewardship program that has the potential to change the world and our congregations
Can we, as a church, muster the effort to focus our energies on the important and not just the seemingly urgent?
Some practical ideas for countering the culture that sees violence as the preferred solution to difficult problems
The history of Christian marketing is familiar to many of us. In the beginning, the Church focused on marketing. Even before the Church existed, Jesus devoted a substantial portion of his three-year ministry to forming twelve disciples committed to perpetuating his mission. After Jesus’ resurrection, the disciples’ primary focus became proclaiming the good news of God’s love in Jesus through their deeds and words. The Apostle Paul had a similar focus in his ministry.
A new spirit is moving through the Episcopal Church, so quit living in the past, sharpen our focus, cut overhead, and accelerate developing and funding ministries and missions for the twenty-first century, confident that the Holy Spirit will bless our efforts.