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.

Approved Winnipeg Presbytery Executive Meeting Minutes – March 28, 2017

Approved Winnipeg Presbytery Executive Meeting Minutes – March 28, 2017

Draft Winnipeg Presbytery General Meeting Minutes – March 18, 2017

Draft Winnipeg Presbytery General Meeting Minutes – March 18, 2017

Renewal: Update (170426)

Intercultural Ministries

We have new updates for the following Renewal initiatives: Appreciative Inquiry; Intercultural Ministry; and, Soclial Media.

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…

Draft Winnipeg Presbytery Executive Meeting Minutes – March 28, 2017

Draft Winnipeg Presbytery Executive Meeting Minutes – March 28, 2017

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…

Approved Winnipeg Presbytery Executive Meeting Minutes – February 28, 2017

Approved Winnipeg Presbytery Executive Meeting Minutes – February 28, 2017

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…

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