The problem with effectiveness

We have become obsessed with effectiveness which, according to Parker Palmer, means that we take on smaller tasks. For the bigger tasks, like love, mercy and peace we need a different measure. That measure is faithfulness. From effectiveness to faithfulness from Center for Courage & Renewal on Vimeo. Advertisements

Results, relegation and relationships

The football season is virtually over, relegation issues are settled and just a few teams have any further stake in the rest of the season as they fight for promotion through the play-offs. This wool gathering of a northern dean has some useful insights into the mind of the footballing world, particularly exploring the feelings […]

Integrity and teaching

> “A complex web of connections” Organic Growth from the Internet Mapping Project posted by jurveston These lines from¬†May Sarton¬†indicate something of the integrity of the “good” minister, teacher or human being: Now I become myself. It’s taken time, many years and places. I have been dissolved and shaken, worn other people’s faces … (the […]

Ethics of education

“When we deal with ethics in education (and often we ignore it altogether), we approach it as a matter of helping individuals develop standards for personal behaviour. Not only do we stress personal at the expense of communal ethics: deeper still, we ignore the fact that the presence, or absence of communal imagery at every […]

” A man began to give large doses of cod-liver oil to his Doberman because he had been told that the stuff was good for dogs. Each day he would hold the head of the protesting dog between his knees, force its jaws open, and pour the liquid down its throat. One day the dog […]