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The Rev. Jack Shitama delves deeper into how to take an emotional stand, using his own life experience of learning to take responsibility for using his feelings effectively. more

May 11, 2017 2:19 PM Practicing Faith

Pouting boy

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In the church, it is almost impossible to lead change, unless you, as a leader, can take emotional stands in a healthy way, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

May 2, 2017 12:30 PM Local Church

The responses of the women who went to Jesus' tomb and discovered the Resurrection hold great examples for Christian leaders, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Apr 24, 2017 3:00 PM Practicing Faith

The Rev. Jack Shitama expands on his previous post on mature discipleship with guidance on how to help form and guide followers of Jesus. more

Apr 10, 2017 4:07 PM Practicing Faith

Loving Neighbor

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A mature disciple of Jesus exhibits characteristics resembling those "fruits of the Spirit" that Paul talks about, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Mar 27, 2017 11:14 AM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

2016 Book of Discipline

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In his weekly post for Christian leaders, the Rev. Jack Shitama outlines the reasons he finds for working to keep The United Methodist Church from breaking apart. more

Mar 20, 2017 9:27 AM Perspectives 2 Comments

A faithful fan of the Washington NFL franchise for nearly all his life, the Rev. Jack Shitama tells the team's owner, Dan Snyder, why he can no longer support the team. more

Mar 15, 2017 2:06 PM Practicing Faith

Bright things

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Like the mustard seed of Jesus' parable, really big changes start with small steps that sometimes can only be seen with the eyes of faith, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Mar 7, 2017 11:19 AM Practicing Faith

In Defense of Millennials

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Christian leaders can forge better relationships with young adults of the Millennial generation once they understand the spiritual values that guide them, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Feb 27, 2017 12:43 PM Practicing Faith

The Three Most Important Things

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Life's two most important things rely on the third most important thing in order to function well, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Feb 21, 2017 5:50 PM Practicing Faith

Synergize

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Combining spiritual practices with everyday activities helps Christian leaders get the most out of their day, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Feb 10, 2017 1:25 PM Practicing Faith

Spiritual Foundation

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Rev. Jack Shitama talks about how Jesus' practice of "going apart to pray" is still vital for Christian leaders today. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:35 PM Practicing Faith

3 Ways to Meditate

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Rev. Jack Shitama introduces three simple ways to connect with God every day that will relieve anxiety and replenish energy for daily life. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:35 PM Practicing Faith

Finding a Path

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Rev. Jack Shitama offers alternatives to both anxiety and blaming in response to the new federal administration. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:35 PM Practicing Faith

To get your aspirations out of a rut, try these counter-intuitive approaches, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Dec 7, 2017 3:07 PM

Two cars

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Whatever your preference on how to merge, own your choice and don't second-guess yourself, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Nov 20, 2017 3:24 PM Ordained Ministry

Stress Less

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There are practices that can help us train our brains to respond better to life's stresses, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Nov 6, 2017 7:43 AM Practicing Faith

Wolf

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How your emotions affect you depends on which emotion you give more attention and energy, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Oct 23, 2017 4:24 PM Practicing Faith

Nursing intense feelings won't help to resolve interpersonal issues, says the Rev. Jack Shitama, so it's essential to get some perspective on the problem. more

Oct 9, 2017 5:06 PM Ordained Ministry

Future signs

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A good leader keeps her eyes on the direction the organization is going in order to fulfill its mission, but she needs to allow for disagreement, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Oct 3, 2017 3:54 PM Local Church

Juggler

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Contrary to popular opinion, it isn't possible to achieve "a balanced life," counsels the Rev. Jack Shitama. Balance requires active engagement with each day's happenings. more

Jul 27, 2017 1:54 PM Practicing Faith

Methodism's founder John Wesley was right – the disciplined practice of what the Rev. Jack Shitama calls "keystone habits" prepares Christians to mature into spiritual leaders. more

Jul 5, 2017 2:55 PM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Anxious

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The Rev. Jack Shitama offers four down-to-earth techniques for putting Jesus' spiritual counsel against worry into practice. more

Jun 8, 2017 3:49 PM Practicing Faith

The Rev. Jack Shitama delves deeper into how to take an emotional stand, using his own life experience of learning to take responsibility for using his feelings effectively. more

May 11, 2017 2:19 PM Practicing Faith

Pouting boy

Photo: Jon Eben Field (CCA 2.0)

In the church, it is almost impossible to lead change, unless you, as a leader, can take emotional stands in a healthy way, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

May 2, 2017 12:30 PM Local Church

The Rev. Jack Shitama expands on his previous post on mature discipleship with guidance on how to help form and guide followers of Jesus. more

Apr 10, 2017 4:07 PM Practicing Faith

Loving Neighbor

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

A mature disciple of Jesus exhibits characteristics resembling those "fruits of the Spirit" that Paul talks about, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Mar 27, 2017 11:14 AM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

2016 Book of Discipline

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

In his weekly post for Christian leaders, the Rev. Jack Shitama outlines the reasons he finds for working to keep The United Methodist Church from breaking apart. more

Mar 20, 2017 9:27 AM Perspectives 2 Comments

A faithful fan of the Washington NFL franchise for nearly all his life, the Rev. Jack Shitama tells the team's owner, Dan Snyder, why he can no longer support the team. more

Mar 15, 2017 2:06 PM Practicing Faith

Bright things

Photo by Ben White courtesy of StockSnap

Like the mustard seed of Jesus' parable, really big changes start with small steps that sometimes can only be seen with the eyes of faith, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Mar 7, 2017 11:19 AM Practicing Faith

In Defense of Millennials

UM Insight Screencap

Christian leaders can forge better relationships with young adults of the Millennial generation once they understand the spiritual values that guide them, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Feb 27, 2017 12:43 PM Practicing Faith

The Three Most Important Things

UM Insight Screencap

Life's two most important things rely on the third most important thing in order to function well, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Feb 21, 2017 5:50 PM Practicing Faith

Synergize

UM Insight Screencap

Combining spiritual practices with everyday activities helps Christian leaders get the most out of their day, says the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Feb 10, 2017 1:25 PM Practicing Faith

Spiritual Foundation

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Rev. Jack Shitama talks about how Jesus' practice of "going apart to pray" is still vital for Christian leaders today. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:35 PM Practicing Faith