Monthly Archives: May 2012

Jewels From Jules

Jules Winnfield, the repentant gangster in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” when trying to explain why he was getting out of “the life” to his unrepentant partner Vincent Vega said his decision came after he “had what alcoholics call a ‘moment … Continue reading

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In All The Family 2

The other day in a post about family systems and the UMC, I stated my observation and fear that elders, specifically elders determined to be “ineffective,” were being seen as THE “identified patient” responsible for the decline of the denomination.  … Continue reading

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In all the Family

I saw earlier my friend and collegue Clayton Oliphint reference his Family Systems training in seminary regarding the reality of homeostasis, the resistance to or sabotage of change in any system, especially dysfunctional systems.  I to have thought back to … Continue reading

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