Are mission statements helpful?

I’ve seen a little bit of discussion about vision/mission and value statements recently.  Generally speaking, most of the commentary has been negative. I get that, like my friend Steve Kneale, I don’t like to see the church dragged into a corporate/business culture.  I’m also aware of two things.  First, that so often, it seems that… Continue reading Are mission statements helpful?

We choose our inconveniences

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I saw this tweet recently and I think it highlights something about human nature. It is terribly inconvenient isn’t it to have to queue for things and then to wait around afterwards. It’s annoying when we have to travel a distance. Yet here we are not just with the inconvenience of queues but also of… Continue reading We choose our inconveniences