There are some things you will just never hear. Ever seen those lists? "On tonight’s news, we have nothing but good and uplifting stories to … [Read more...] about Things Jesus Never Said
When we at CHC do a visioning process with churches, we always start by explaining to the congregation that the work we are doing together is more … [Read more...] about Listening for the Still Small Voice
Recently I read the best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. I’m a … [Read more...] about A New Year’s Revolution
I admit it - I am anal. A classic “Type A.” I’ve tested as a conscientious personality style, the characteristics of which include: not resting … [Read more...] about On Retirement
Michael Polanyi, the Hungarian born philosopher of science, shapes the way I think about both science and theology. His description of the scientific … [Read more...] about An Ecclesial Society of Explorers
One of the most excruciating congregational projects I’ve ever experienced was a strategy planning process at a church where I served on staff early … [Read more...] about Is your church fragile or agile?
It was a simple question from a CHC colleague: “Larry, do you have enough bandwidth to help me with a church staff analysis?” Initially, I had no idea … [Read more...] about Is Your Church Enlarging Its Bandwidth?
In his raw, painful, but finally redemptive memoir, The Night of the Gun (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2008), the late journalist David Carr describes his … [Read more...] about Taking the Right Hill