Date Archives March 2021

Foolish Daffodils

As for mortals, their days are like grass;    they flourish like a flower of the field;for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,    and its place knows it no more.But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.– Psalm 1-3:15-17 Like many of you, our family lost one we deeply loved a few weeks ago. Thomas (Tommy) Bricker Daughtry was 74 years old, still in the prime of his life, when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He went through the standard treatments – chemo, radiation, shifts in his diet –… Read More

Blessed are the Curious

I have been blessed in this work to form deep, creative friendships with wonderful colleagues. One of those colleagues is a man that many of you know, Brian McLaren. Brian and I have collaborated on a number of projects over the years, most of which have been focused on creating the greatest amount of good mischief possible within the progressive faith movement. Yesterday, he and I had the chance to talk by phone and get caught up. He has just published a book called Faith After Doubt: When Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What To… Read More

My Racism Was Showing

Over the weekend I spoke to a group in Canada about this transitional moment in human history and the kinds of innovative opportunities this global disruption has made possible for our institutions and companies. It was a fun, and, I hope, fruitful conversation for everyone involved. At the beginning of the session, the people in the group went around and offered introductions. Like you, I have sat through what seems like hours of introductions in thousands of meetings. While they are usually interesting, they are rarely teachable moments. Not this… Read More

Gifts From the People of Gandor

For those of us working and playing in aviation, the musical “Come From Away” is a uniquely beautiful story of kindness, sacrifice and community. It’s based on the true story of American Airlines Captain Beverly Bass, and her experience of flying a plane full of 158 passengers from Paris, France, to Dallas, Texas, on September 11, 2001. It’s worth noting that Captain Bass is famous in her own right for being the third woman hired as a pilot at American Airlines, and the first to make captain—at age thirty-four.  On that day,… Read More