Canoeing the Mountains

Ephesians 4:1-6 (NRSV) There’s a wonderful old story about the legendary figure, Mullah Nasruddin, whose escapades are well known and loved throughout the middle east. On one particular day…. Nasruddin was in a philosophical frame of mind: “Life and death – who can...

Attitudes

Mark 3:1-6 Our Attitude is best described with the following excerpts of a verse written some time ago as: Our best friend or our worst enemy. A thing which draws people to us or repels them. A prophet of our future. Today I want to share with you the importance of...

Laboring in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16 (NRSV) What a curious story. It starts out pretty normal: workers, employment, hourly wages… But then it takes this funny twist at the end. These are some very strange labor practices! We all know enough about business to realize this wouldn’t fly in...

Canoeing the Mountains Workshop

“Leadership is energizing a community of people toward their own transformation in order to accomplish a shared mission in the face of a changing world.” —Tod Bolsinger, Canoeing the Mountains Dear Friends, As you know, I’ve been talking about and encouraging you to...

The Road to Emmaus

Luke 24:13-35 (NRSV) Some years ago, a representative of a bank in Binghamton, New York, called a florist to have some flowers sent to a competitor who had recently moved into a new building. There was a mix up at the flower shop, and the card sent with the...