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Leading in a Crisis

I wish I could have written this two months ago – but it takes time to notice, to learn and reflect on what you see. Moving fast (together) In a crisis speed is essential. We need to respond quickly. There isn’t much time to reflect or weigh up all the options, to consult. Decisions need to be made. And often those who respond quickest do reap a benefit – as Jason Mandryk puts it “Whoever can innovate fastest and best will ’win’”. However, given our different personalities and make up not all of us are able to move quickly, some ... [Continue Reading]

Leading in a Crisis2021-02-23T10:24:44+00:00

The Future is Now

In a sense all cultural change is forced upon us. It comes whether we like it or not. And in time we have to adapt. On a local level, locked in the context of one time and place, the church does not appear to be particularly good at change. Few people would see churches as especially fluid, responsive or adaptive. But when you pan out, even just a bit, you see something quite different. Actually, the church is one of the most (if not the most) adaptive systems the world has ever seen. From a systems theory perspective, the church ... [Continue Reading]

The Future is Now2020-06-18T23:18:13+01:00

Working From Home, Eight Tips

In a mixed/gig economy so many people have already learned the art of working from home. But suddenly everyone is being asked to do it. For those who have not yet mastered the art of being both productive and professional from home, here are a few suggestions from my experience. 1. Perfect your morning routine. All of us have an idealized morning routine. Getting back the time you would have spent on a commute may give us just enough extra time to tinker with and find that perfect morning routine. Exercise, get outside, pray and reflect, read and plan your ... [Continue Reading]

Working From Home, Eight Tips2020-06-02T23:34:01+01:00

The Power of 10

In one of the most remarkable exchanges in the Bible, God reveals to Abraham that he intends to destroy the city of Sodom. Abraham, who is only just the recipient of God’s covenant promise, famously asks “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? . . . Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Gen. 18:23–25). Abraham asked if God would spare the city if there were fifty righteous people there. God agreed, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake” (Gen. 18:27). Abraham ... [Continue Reading]

The Power of 102020-06-02T23:28:06+01:00
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