The Shadow Side of Church

The Shadow Side of Church

Since my first hearing of the term “Shadow Mission” I have been struck with how relevant this discovery has been for coaching individuals and congregations. John Ortberg, the Senior Minister of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California, spoke about such a mission...
What Happened to our MO-JO?

What Happened to our MO-JO?

On a cold November night a few years ago I shepherded a meeting with the “best and brightest” leaders in a 100-year-old congregation. The church traveled through many undulations of success and retreat over the years but in the decade leading up to this...
The Opposable Mind

The Opposable Mind

Our culture is polarized in almost every sector of life. Recent data published by the Pew Research Center suggests that the trend towards entrenchment in ones ideology, theology, philosophy, and political leanings is growing at an alarming pace leaving little room for...