- In: Leadership
- By Craig Van Gelder
It was in the late 1990s that my church consulting work within the church began to run stuck. I had been involved for over 25 years utilizing the basic processes of organizational strategic planning to affect change. While I could still see some “lift” from a process intervention, the reality was that my consulting work was stuck. My whole orientation toward facilitating change in organizations had run aground. After stepping back for a few years to become re-oriented, I began to rediscover at a deeper level some learning about learning that I had been introduced to earlier in my career—what is typically referred to as “action learning.”
- In: Thought for the Day
- By Phil Reed
Advent Readings | Isaiah 2: 1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13: 11-14 & Matthew 24: 36-44
01The first Sunday in Advent presents us with an apocalyptic text, Matthew 24: 36-44. Here Jesus talks about what he does not know. He does not know the day or the hour when the second coming will take place. He does not know the day or the hour when the world as we know it will come to an end. Jesus’ not knowing is unsettling.