A Reminder from Fred

United States is a celebrity culture, far above any other culture in its need to follow, hound and report on celebrities. This culture spills into the church where church leaders, particularly those who spend any time on a stage in front of people, can forget that...

Differentiated Leadership

Well, that’s click bate title if ever there was one 🙂 During my chaplaincy days, I was trained in family systems theory and then went on to take every seminary class offered in family systems theory. Edwin Friedman is the most famous proponent of using this...

Trump.

Trump’s comments weren’t “locker room talk” and they weren’t simply “lewd.” Trump went way beyond lewd – he openly bragged about sexually assaulting women in front of several people.   I know many, many good men. None of...

A White Guy on White Privilege

Part 1. I first heard the term “white privilege” during my second year of seminary during Kip Elolia’s class on liberation theology. Dr Elolia was brand new to our seminary so I didn’t know much about the content or professor, but take a squiz...