celebrate the best-of (or worst-of) – two frideas that look similar

Two ways to build community and culture are so simple (and so effective) they almost feel cliche: honoring examples of the culture you’re trying to build self-deprecation While these two avenues seem worlds apart, they can share a common mode, one method that can accomplish either (or even both): a …

special celebrations

Last night, our church held an “international potluck,” bringing together many of the international-born members of our congregation (and another couple of hundred American-born folks). It was a great chance to celebrate our church’s growing international population and growing diversity, as well as to encourage those born outside the U.S. …