I am thankful

Louise Rose says that learning to say “Thank You” will change your life. Last Saturday the great jazz pianist was leading a community sing song at Oak Bay United Church. She gave the testimony as a le...

They Came and Did Not Return

In the flood of interviews that accompanied the launch of WonderCafe, reporters often asked whether church attendance had increased in recent years because of 9/11 and the threat of terrorism. At that...

Don’t talk too much!

The Living the Faith event held at Ryerson United Church last Saturday – thanks Dan, Debra and Pamela! – lifted up a few things for me. 1. While the Emerging Spirit team feels we have been...

A Way to Change Your Viewpoint

In Emerging Spirit we have explored and presented a great deal about change. We have covered the bases: types of change – developmental, transitional and transformational; paradigms of cosmic so...

The Trouble with Self Awareness

The trouble with self-awareness is that we aren’t aware that we don’t have it! Self awareness remains one of the key components of effective, excellent leadership. Since leaders deal in re...

Who prays the Lord’s Prayer?

The email took me back to the garden outside the Pater Noster Church in Jerusalem. My friend, Ed Searcy, is facilitating groups in his congregation to study the book “Lord, Teach Us: The Lord...