Category: Power Dynamics

YIELD

Good morning, I’m Chaplain Michael Jaques, a chaplain in the US Army Reserve and at the VA. Audio Stage Four This morning I want to focus on stage four of McClelland’s power orientation model. If you recall, we discussed the four stages in previous blogs…as well as focusing on getting stuck in stage three.  The …

BRUCE ALMIGHTY

Do you remember the movie Bruce Almighty with Jim Carrey? He was given the opportunity to be God for a week. Carrey plays Bruce Nolan a television field reporter desiring to be a news anchor. It turns out that not only didn’t he get the anchor position, but he was also fired from his job. …

FINDING HOPE IN POWERLESSNESS

Good morning, I’m Chaplain Michael Jaques, a chaplain in the US Army Reserve and at the VA. This week’s blog is a presentation that I made to my Sunday school class after getting back from my last deployment to Kuwait in 2018. Let me know your thoughts. Introduction Good morning. I’m Michael Jaques.  I’m filling …

STAGES OF POWER DEVELOPMENT

Good morning, I’m Chaplain, (LTC) Michael Jaques a chaplain in the US Army Reserve. Audio This morning I want to talk about the stages of power development that people go through. Really, there are four stages of power according to Dr. McCullum, an expert in this area. The first stage is when a person feels …

Interpretation of Power in the Theological Framework

In the Bible, Paul says, “Power is made perfect in weakness.” The contradictory idea of strength through weakness is one of the most vital and highlighted themes of the Bible.