THE PERILS OF SILO LEADERSHIP

Jun 14th, 2018 Bev's Blog 8 min read

The world stands or falls on leadership. This is true of nations, corporations, churches, charities, the military, businesses, and any other group you can think of. Whenever people combine their resources to make the world a better place, whether it’s through consulting and advising, creating and developing, managing and facilitating, or just plain helping out, it needs people up front and centre operating as leaders….

SORRY/NOTSORRY

Jun 5th, 2018 Bev's Blog 7 min read

We tend to think leadership is all about how well we communicate, how clear and focused our vision is, how ordered our plans are and how well we engage with people we hope will accompany us on our mission. But there’s more to leadership than being The Boss. Leadership is about shared humanity. It’s about being human amongst other humans with whom we share the…

RESURRECTION

Mar 30th, 2018 Bev's Blog 3 min read

  Soft sand slid under His feet. The air was pure and fragrant, redolent with the life it carried as He breathed it deep into His lungs, His body regaining strength as lifeblood coursed again through His veins. Three days in the grave, bound and lifeless as His Spirit travelled on its crucial journey into the depths of hell. His mission? To reclaim the Keys…

FACING PREJUDICE FROM THE BACK SEAT

Feb 5th, 2017 Bev's Blog 4 min read

I had been preaching at a conference in South Africa and was now in a taxi on the way to the airport. My driver was a mixed-race guy, friendly and affable, so I was encouraged in our conversation to ask him to tell me about the changes he’d experienced in South Africa in the years since apartheid was outlawed. What followed was a shocking conversation…

THE SANCTIFYING RUB OF LEADERSHIP

Jan 23rd, 2017 Bev's Blog 4 min read

  My guest blogger is Pastor Kylie Garrett. I know you’ll love her take on the rub in leadership.   There’s plenty of ‘rub’ in leadership, those things that make you moan internally and want to roll your eyes or screw up your face.  They’re little and they’re big, they’re annoying and disheartening, they’re ever present and never failing! They’re the ‘rub’ that if allowed,…

CHOOSING LOVE

Jan 17th, 2017 Bev's Blog 3 min read

I am honoured to be writing a post for Dorothy Greco this month as part of the celebration of her new book Making Marriage Beautiful. It can be beautiful but not overnight. It takes work and determination. I wrote this post a few years ago, but it still encapsulates everything I feel about the journey we embarked on all those years ago. Recently we celebrated a major…

THE GATE OF 2017

Jan 2nd, 2017 Bev's Blog 5 min read

I’ve seen many New Years now. Back in the day when I’d only seen a few decades, I had a vivid expectation that this time, this new year, everything would be different. All the hurts and disillusionments, mistakes and failures that had tangled me up and weighed me down from my life so far, could be suddenly, miraculously, magically be dealt with and THIS year,…

PEACE ON EARTH… REALLY?

Dec 24th, 2016 Bev's Blog 5 min read

I’ve heard the Christmas messages on TV and social media through recent days. They intimate that the message of peace lies in the Christmas story. I’ve heard it too from busy shoppers, bemoaning their lot as stressed and sweaty from their efforts, even in the middle of winter, they hurry to buy the advertised accessories to peace. We moan about commercialism, but it doesn’t stop…

LEADERS: ARCHITECTS OF CULTURE

Oct 31st, 2016 Bev's Blog 6 min read

You’d have to have been somewhere off grid and out of cell phone signal and Wi-Fi range for the last year not to have noticed that there’s an election about to take place in the good ole US of A. Observing the procedure from the comparative safety of my home in Australia, I’ve been absolutely stunned at times by who is voting for whom. It…

HAIR ON FIRE

Sep 4th, 2016 Bev's Blog 3 min read

My guest blogger is Michele Morin, a woman who seems to spend her spare time praying for total strangers, of whom I was one. I value this woman highly. She is a gift to me. “You don’t need to fast,” she said. “Your prayers are enough.” But I did need to fast, because her situation sounded really bleak, and God was talking to my heart…