Monthly Archives: August 2012

Making peace with your team leader

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Conflict Resolution.

Christians should be very good at resolving conflicts because ours is a religion of reconciled relationships. Christianity is a religion of peace, with God and with each other. “Blessed are the peacemakers” is what Jesus said. However, conflicts can be challenging to resolve when there is a power differential between the parties, such as in the work environment between a team member and a team leader. So here are some suggestions to team members who may feel there is nothing they can do. More

Redeeming Church Conflict

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Conflict Resolution.

Although many people hold up the ancient church as the ideal church that we should try to get back to, the Bible clearly shows that the church in New Testament times was just as full of problems and controversies as the present-day church. Whether in Corinth or Galatia, they had to learn to deal with division and passionately held positions. I’ve just read a really great book: Redeeming Church Conflicts. If your church is experiencing a conflict, there is hope! More

Canada Revenue Agency Launches "Quick View" Feature

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has launched a new feature on its website that summarizes select information from a registered charity’s T3010 using charts and visual graphs. This new display can be accessed by searching for a charity’s name in CRA’s Charities Listings, selecting the “Return” icon, and then selecting the… More

The unapologetic apology: Saying “I’m sorry” well

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Conflict Resolution.

I find it annoying when someone says, “I’m sorry if I offended anyone.” That’s no apology! They’re only sorry that someone took offense! In other words, the person who took offense has the problem, not the one who caused the offense. If no one was offended, the offender wouldn’t feel the need to apologize at all. More