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Ah…things change!

“We remember the cucumbers, melons and leeks of Egypt….” Numbers 11:5 I do, too. I remember the bliss of idyllic life at 542 Ada St. around 1960. I remember the perfect harmony around the dinner table and the abundance that … Continue reading

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Just change…

During our Annual Meeting this year there was a lot of talk about change within the Iowa Conference. Change in compensation guidelines, change in the way we look at Conference structures, the inevitable change of our Conference Minister…so much change. … Continue reading

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Our Common Life…

Last month, I discussed the importance, in congregational leadership, of managing change and transition. This month, I would like to continue my discussion of the effect of change upon the health of a congregation. In the life of any institution … Continue reading

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Our Common Life…

Change for the sake of change does nothing but foster uncertainty, ambiguity and anxiety.  But that which never changes becomes rote, stale and ineffective.  When things around me change, I am compelled to pay close attention and adjust patterns of … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Reconsidering Fire

Fire — oxygen, fuel and a spark — it’s one thing that shouldn’t change. Right? Or does it? Earlier this week, an article in The New York Times described how the New York City fire department is reconsidering … well … Continue reading

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