Author: Mark Ramsey

Note: Throughout the summer we are revisiting posts of the past year, grouped around common themes. We will return with new posts starting next week. You can arrange a meeting room in just the right way. Everyone can come to the church board meeting having read everything...

Disruption has gotten a bad rap.  It’s almost like “the name that shall not be spoken.”  We spend a great deal of time and energy trying to avoid disruption and reinforce status quo.  This is remarkable, because disruption is our friend.  Disruption is the friend...

Note: Throughout the summer we are revisiting posts of the past year, grouped around common themes. We will return with new entries right after Labor Day. Can you hear it?  Can you feel the rumble of your church’s program train pulling out of the station and...

Note: Throughout the summer we are revisiting posts of the past year, grouped around common themes. We will return with new entries right after Labor Day. How many more Sundays where pastors lead prayers in the face of unspeakable tragedy? How many more church gatherings where heart-wrenching...

Note: Throughout the summer we are revisiting posts of the past year, grouped around common themes. We will return with new entries right after Labor Day. These days, we are keenly aware of conflict in our world, our communities, our Congress, and our congregations. And we...

  Note: Throughout the summer we are revisiting posts of the past year, grouped around common themes. We will return with new entries right after Labor Day. Several of our past posts have encouraged congregational leaders who are feeling anxious about their responsibilities to shift the focus...