My 20/20 Predictions, Part 2

By Mike Coyner My last E-pistle shared my predictions for what things will be like in the United States and in The United Methodist Church in the year 2020. Some of you have responded that you thought my predictions were pretty pessimistic, and I suppose that is true. So let me continue this process by [Read More…]

My 20/20 Predictions, Part 1

By Mike Coyner Hindsight is always 20/20 they say, but I want to try my hand at some foresight for the year 2020. I am choosing that year because it is beyond my own tenure as bishop, and because we all hope for 20/20 vision. Here is what I anticipate our world will be like [Read More…]

People want to know how their work matters

Many leaders think they don’t have the time to help others understand their work within the larger mission of an organization. But they do, and they should, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. This post first appeared at Faith and Leadership.   By Nathan Kirkpatrick In many of the developmental programs at [Read More…]

How is Your Halo?

By Mike Coyner How is your halo? I don’t mean the circle of light surrounding your head, as displayed by many artists in the Middle Ages to identify saints of the Lord. No, I mean the “halo” in terms of your immediate physical surroundings – roughly one yard in each direction around you like a [Read More…]

The Business Crisis Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Are Ignoring

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. American entrepreneurship may well be dying a slow and ignominious death. Last year, Leigh Buchanan, editor-at-large of Inc. Magazine, in an article titled “American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing,” quoted John Dearie, EVP for Policy at the Financial Services Forum as saying:  “New [Read More…]

Budgets as Moral Documents

Check out the latest post at the Faith and Work Collective, on considering budgets as moral and not just financial documents: Our use of money and resources reflects our values. Or, in the language of the Gospel of Matthew – “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Every day our small choices [Read More…]