Thursday, August 31, 2006

Recent Amazon Order

  • 1 of: Antagonists in the Church: How to Identify and Deal With Destructive Conflict
  • 1 of: Never Call Them Jerks
  • 1 of: Well-Intentioned Dragons: Ministering to Problem People in the Church
I have no patience for this.

I hate to be holier than thou, but I just want to slit my eyes at people, tell them to BE the change that they want to see in other people, and explain that life is a very fragile gift and to start treating it with more care.

And to get over themselves.


Christine Robinson said...

Another book you need for your chosen path: "From Generation to Generation" I can't remember the author's name at the moment, but he's a Rabbi. It's a more generally useful book in understanding congregational behavior (not to mention ministerial behavior!)
Hope that the issues that provoked such a book order settle down soon!

Tiffanie said...

Very true, LE, very true.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that folks have higher expectations of church people and relationships and aren't as tolerant of human frailty and poor communication? I wonder about that. We think of church as a "better place" and it really isn't; the lack of structure and poor communication exacerbate issues; there isn't always a way to resolve (vs. going up the chain of a department store- you may not get the answer you want, but there is a clear path forward). I think our expectations can sometimes be too high especially if we think people should be "better" at church.

Haven't commented for a while, but so glad everyone is healthy mostly and doing so well that you can get back to worrying about congregational dynamics.

Cincinnati mom