Four characteristics discovered by an MIT study group can help Christian leaders, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama.
Telling others what they need to do and expecting them to enthusiastically follow is unrealistic, but there are ways to motivate them, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama
The book of Ephesians has good guides for how to tone today’s harsh rhetoric and calm divisions among us, says the Rev. Jack Shitama.
Feedback is essential for leadership, says the Rev. Jack Shitama, who offers strategies for how to solicit constructive feedback and survive its emotional impact.
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.