Michael speaking at "Conversations towards Reconciliation" gathering, May 23, 2019.

Learning about Racial Justice as a Racial Minority

“Even as a 12-year-old, first-generation immigrant, I was already fully conditioned by whiteness.”  I shared what I’m learning about racial …
Read More

Black History is Our History

Black History Month has taken up new meaning for me this year. In the past, I intellectually understood why we …
Read More
Charlottesville after August 12

Charlottesville Clergy Collective after August 12

The first anniversary of the August 12 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville is approaching. I want to reflect on …
Read More

Confessions of a “moderate Christian” in Charlottesville on August 12

I participated in supporting the clergy response against the alt-right rally in Charlottesville. Recently, my heart was cut to the …
Read More
march at Klan rally

Planting Mustard Seeds at a Klan Rally

On July 8, a group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan came to my town, Charlottesville, Virginia. They came to …
Read More

Ten Ways to Encourage Your Coaching Clients

Several months ago, my friend and fellow coach Ken Kessler issued a challenge to other coaches. He asked: “What are …
Read More

Three Invitations to Live Into Easter

Another Easter has come and gone. So how can our lives be different this year, post-Easter? Sunday, I attended the …
Read More

Build Trust by Asking Yourself to WAIT

“I don’t trust them and they don’t trust me,” a coaching client told me the other day. Trust, or more …
Read More

How to Ace the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment Exam (CKA)

I recently took the ICF’s Coach Knowledge Assessment exam (CKA). This online multiple-choice exam was part of the requirement for …
Read More

Silicon Valley Has A Solution to Discover Your Church’s Future

Many churches I know are anxious about their future. Faced with troubling trends of declining attendance, dwindling budgets, and decaying …
Read More