In 2009, Elinor Ostrom won the Nobel Prize in Economics for her long study of self-governing groups–like, for instance, a pick-up basketball game. Ostrom articulated eight principles that help self-governing groups be effective. Evolutionary scientist, David Sloan Wilson, connected Ostrom’s observations of human groups to collective behavior across evolution. And the Christian narrative of the Pentecost reverberates with the same principles. How could these ideas apply to congregational life–not to mention, your next family gathering? That’s the topic for today! Guest Speaker-Rev. Jake Morrill
Jake Morrill is a product of the TVUUC religious education ministry. For 19 years, he served as Lead Minister of the Oak Ridge UU Church. Now, he coaches and consults with family businesses, through Generation to Generation Leadership Coaching. Jake and his wife, Molly, are the proud parents of two teenagers and enjoy going on walks in the woods.
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