I'm fresh back from the Los Angeles RE Congress in Anaheim! If you were present for my workshop--"Turning Down the Temperature: 5 Tips for De-escalating a Heated Conversation"--please know you can still access the handouts for that session here. (I was running too late to submit them to the Congress website... sorry about that!)
The RE Congress is also where my new book Redeeming Power was officially released. Not at Congress to pick up a copy? No worries! You can still have it in your hands within days if you order here.
Women of the Church is hosting a virtual conversation on the new book on Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. Central / 7 p.m. Eastern. I'll be talking with Dr. Kimberly Baker of St. Meinrad's Seminary, with the option for questions from participants. If you'd like to be part of this free event, you can get the link here.
Also happy to share with you an essay I wrote for NCR on conspiracy thinking called "Aquinas vs. QAnon." This issue has been coming up more and more frequently when doing workshops on tough conversations, and I'll admit that it is one of the toughest conversations out there. What can you do when someone you work with or--worse--someone you love seems trapped in conspiracy thinking? This is my own attempt at thinking it through. Happy to hear additional ideas you might have! (Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash)
In writing Redeeming Power, I interviewed over 40 ministry leaders to learn about how they have wrestled with questions related to the healthy and holy use of power in their own leadership journeys. I enjoyed talking to bishops and social media influencers, school superintendents and chancellors, pastors and CEOs, program directors, and even a rabbi! Highlights from these interviews are shared in this new podcast series.