Theological Musings of the Chair Guy

Cross-cultural Parables –When the People Sitting in Church Chairs Become Mentors

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Elephants and Power Church leaders around the globe share common human challenges when it comes to organizations. A couple of years ago I taught a course on ethics to church and NGO leaders in Kenya.  In a lecture on ethics in decision-making and the discussion moved toward working with large outside organizations.  The question was [...]

Church Chair with the Toddler Tattoo

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It sat third from the end on the sixth row back. I first noticed it as I walked through the sanctuary early one Sunday morning praying for the people who would sit in each of the church chairs in both morning services. I prayed for each person to have an encounter with the living God [...]

Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh and Church Chairs?

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Church Chairs in the Christmas Story? We walked out of a meeting with one of our strategic partners, “Hey, I want to introduce you guys to another one of our clients, an architectural firm,” Bill said. “Great, we love making connections with people we can help,” I responded. As manufacturers it is always nice when [...]

Six degrees removed from sitting in a Church Chair

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Hope Finds Feet in a Depressed Economy We started the ritual of setting aside time together when we were in our first growing congregation. It did not take long to realize that we could minister to the community and end up completely missing each other in the process. So, Janice and I were on one [...]

Gratitude, Church Chairs, the Economy and Change

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Remember What Your Mother Taught You about Gratitude Ray Wheeler, DMin. A pastor and several of his congregation visited our Chino church chair factory the other day to look at church chairs. One of the members had their seven year old son in tow and while he was well behaved he was obviously bored – [...]