Facing the great divides in church and society, the Rev. Jack Shitama offers three techniques for getting across the chasms with less discomfort and more grace.
His son’s wedding gives the Rev. Jack Shitama insight into the importance of the rituals that we also call “rites of passage.”
Trust is essential to all relationships, especially church-related ones, and the Rev. Jack Shitama offers four ways to build trust in congregations.
A self-differentiated person can get annoyed by something, but still understand that the other is a flawed human being in need of grace, just like the rest of us, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama.
Being a non-anxious presence in any situation gives us power to calm tensions and help others, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama.
Before making changes in church or in our lives, it’s best to determine if what we think will be better will actually be a benefit, suggests the Rev. Jack Shitama.
How does your leadership in ministry, whether you’re clergy or laity, measure up to the Rev. Jack Shitama’s goals for effectiveness?
The story of Jesus and the woman at the well show how people who hold differing beliefs can converse with one another, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama.
Stories have power to build identity and shape mission for organizations as well as for families, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama.
A strong family narrative – where their family came from – teaches youngsters resilience in the face of life’s challenges, says the Rev. Jack Shitama.