A Deacon’s Musing|Canary Weaponised

I recently had the privilege to sit with Brothers and Sisters from Augustine United Church. We were continuing our work around evangelism in the context of social media. One of the things we wrestled with was moving away from seeing the medium as simply a bulletin board, but more as the commons or town square Read more…

Renewal: Update (170523)

Social Media

We have new updates for the following Renewal initiative: Appreciative Inquiry; and, Reconciliation; Social Media  

A Deacon’s Musing|An Intimate Conversation

What an exciting opportunity for me to share with you a recent gift of an intimate conversation with Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, also known as the Positivity Strategist with whom I share a philosophical passion: Appreciative Inquiry! Please join us as we discuss a range of topics that spans from social change to postmodern Christianity! Pull up Read more…

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: 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: Leadership|From Sage to Guide: Nimble in Chaos

I am most fortunate in the ministry in which I find myself. A significant portion of my role falls under the umbrella of leadership. Though that may seem like a broad-stroke, maybe even ambiguous, description, what it means to me is that I get to think about, reflect upon, engage in wonderful conversations and imagine Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing: Leadership|Evangelism: The 21st Century

Social media: we hear a lot about it now. Often, from the church context, discussions about social media are not affirming. Such discussions tend to focus on the political (i.e. Fake News) and frequently highlights the Inside/Outside tension. Though a large gloss, for those raised and formed inside the church, at the worst the digital Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing: Leadership|Inside & Outside: No Longer the Same

I am most fortunate in the ministry in which I find myself. A significant portion of my role falls under the umbrella of leadership. Though that may seem like a broad-stroke, maybe even ambiguous, description, what it means to me is that I get to think about, reflect upon, engage in wonderful conversations and imagine Read more…

Renewal: Updates (161124)

We have new updates for all of our Renewal initiatives: Appreciative Inquiry; Intercultural Ministry; and Social Media.

A Deacon’s Musing|Collectivity

I could have called this blog community – but I think that would be misleading. Well, perhaps not misleading, but shallow? Superficial? Hollow? My understanding of community continues to deepen as I travel along this wee journey called life. Recently, I have had two experiences that have returned me to the idea of community and Read more…

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