I (Richard Manley-Tannis aka me) began blogging with the United Church of Canada (UCC) during the Emerging Spirit Programme in 2008. Though I approach the world through a Christian lens, I celebrate that all human truths fail to fully appreciate a universe & reality that cannot confine the Holy. In A Deacon’s Musing, I meander & ruminates, reflect & challenge. Hopefully some of it makes sense & I invite you to ask questions, push me to clarify & listen with intention!
Since 2013, I have filled position of Winnipeg Presbytery Minister for Evangelism, Mission & Church Development. In this role, I endeavour to bring a methodology & perspective that challenges the illusion that there is not enough. I sincerely believe that we are awash in abundance & potential & we have the ability to embrace such reality with ‘eyes wide open.’
I have journeyed journeyed with alternatives to the Canadian adjudicative judicial system & continues to endeavour to merge my practical conflict resolution & organisational development experience with appropriate theological & academic explorations. As well, I really appreciates the nuances of organisational & systems analysis. In such pursuits, I utilise such tools as Appreciative Inquiry & the Enneagram. In 2014, I began my PhD with The Taos Institute & Tilburg University. In this next journey of learning, I am endeavouring to explore the connexions between Social Construction & Practical Theology.