Challenging Pastoral Laziness

I love Pastors!

After reading this blog, some might question that, but let me share a couple of things to reinforce the statement above. Continue reading

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The Box

I’m sure many of you have heard a conversation similar to this:

Person1: “It’s time for us to think outside the box!”

Person 2 (Supposed Visionary): “What box?”

Some people say I’m a visionary. I’m not sure about that. But if so, I would consider that a great compliment.

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The Right Battleground

Note: I am indebted to my mentor and Pastor, Rafy Panlilio, for the inspiration for this article.

Recently, two blockbuster films from the superhero genre came out.

In Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”, the antagonist comes from the fictional country of Sokovia, where the Avengers fought Ultron, leaving many people dead in the process, including the family of the antagonist (all fictional). This prompted the antagonist to seek revenge against the Avengers. Continue reading

Leader to Leader

On June 30 of this year, Rodrigo Roa Duterte will take his oath of office to become only the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

That means that in a nation of millions, only 16 people really know what it really means to sit in that “chair”, wherein one single decision or action can affect the lives of 100 million Filipinos.

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The EMO Generation

“We think too much and feel so little”-Charlie Chaplin

50 or so years ago, the above quote might have been true, but nobody in their right mind would agree that this is still true of our present generation.

Need proof?

Just 5 years ago, the word “Emo” didn’t even exist!

3 years ago, “selfie” wasn’t even a word!

Today, emoticons are part of the language of the “Y Generation.” Continue reading

Basic Communication Principles

Recently, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte finds himself in the center of controversy (again!) because of his remarks, seemingly implying that it’s okay for corrupt journalist to be killed, and the issue of him whistling at a female reporter during a live press conference, and later defending it as “freedom of expression.”

This blog isn’t about the ethics of the President’s remarks or actions. I leave that up to the pundits and political analysts.

My topic is more about basic communication principles. Continue reading