A Deacon’s Musing: #MicroPoetry|April ’17 Verses

Every month I tweet #MicroPoetry! In 140 characters, they are part prayer, thought, reflection, challenge or something in-between. I look forward to sharing them with you and hope that they may lead to reflection, musing and perhaps even discussion!

A Deacon’s Musing: Appreciative Principles|Constructionist

Words have power. No matter what we might recall from the diminishing phrase – “sticks and stone will break my bones, but words will never hurt me” – words limit or liberate. Without attention to the intention of the way we string together our sentences and questions there are and will be consequences.

A Deacon’s Musing: Intentional Community|Take Three

As I was reviewing the blogs that have been written since 2008, I became aware that one of the non-fiction pieces of writing I had penned was not, unfortunately, part of the A Deacon’s Musing collection. I first mused about Intentional Community in 2008, when I was blogging with the Emerging Spirit Programme of The Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing: Leadership|Dreaming Appreciatively

It’s not unusual, as I have the gift to walk with congregations in various stages of self-reflection, for me to hear lament about feeling ill-prepared to engage in the Inside and Outside reality that confronts faith communities in these changing times. This concern, that ranges from apathy to frustration, is not limited to any particular Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing: Leadership|Lay Liberation

How we understand leadership – the lens through which we expect leaders to operate – is reflected onto those who are led. As with much in this unfolding leadership exploration, it remains important to remember when discussing the laity that these observations and ideas are more generality than authoritative. This caution, if you will, is Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Vignette (McCrae’s Table)

“We’re going to see McCrae” “We’ve been talking with McCrae” “Are you meeting with McCrae?” These are just a few of the ways the people of the Stone Church refer to me. There’s more than one of my kin in their midst. We’re a pretty simply bunch. Usually four legs and a flat top. Not Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Vignette (The Microphone)

Please, I know you might think it’s cool or hip, but don’t drop the mic! We’re resilient, but we never do well when competing with gravity. Even worse, please don’t throw us. We’re a fine example of well designed technology that helps you be heard. Just like you, our internal organs really aren’t meant to Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Vignette (Gunn’s Stone)

Time moves slowly. Beneath me a life – once lived – slowly gives itself back so something else will be. Its thoughts and choices, celebrations and regrets, a memory kept by some, lost by others. Here I stand, witness and marker, as time slowly moves from then to now to then again. Trees and birds, Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing: Lent:Vignette (A Garden)

Without a community, it is nearly impossible to achieve voice: it takes a village to raise a Rosa Parks. Without a community, it is nearly impossible to exercise the “power of one” in a way that allows power to multiply: it took a village to translate Parker’s act of personal integrity into social change. In Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Vignette (An Ant)

Lent: We walk into the gathering danger & doubt surrounding Jesus as he made choices that led to the Cross. This is a time of preparation & reflection. Where have you been this year & where might you be going? What are the things that have kept your journey on pause? What are the choices Read more…

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