Parish ministry has lived at the kernel of the Western Church for many centuries. But, with the rise of secularisation in the 1960s, civic religion separated from the institutional Church and citizens had the social freedom not to be part of a church. Continue reading
What place does innovation have in our thinking about cultural change in the Presbyterian Church? I think development of innovative capacity is critical if churches able to respond to a post-modern environment, both now and in the future. Continue reading
Welcome to the Candour blog. In this format I will have less to say and invite more interaction and conversation around the ideas expressed.
The first task of leadership is to define reality, but what reality are we defining?
As I travel around the Church I’m finding there are three different understandings of time that are shaping the reality (realities) we live in. This is what makes planning for the future so difficult. It is a bit like being lost and asking an Irishman for directions: “if I were you, I wouldn’t get there starting from here”. Continue reading