Reachable Reconciliation: Why We Need ‘Discordant Notes’

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence

In a widely-watched TED Talk titled “There Are No Mistakes On the Bandstand,” jazz master Stefon Harris shows an audience of business leaders how his improvisational quartet listens their way to great music, often born out of what seem like mistakes. In the world of master musicians these “discordant notes,” says Harris, are not mistakes to be overcome or removed, but a starting point for creativity and beauty.

The same is true in our journey toward reconciling relationships, says Reachable Reconciliation Founder Fred Oduyoye. Learn why the “discordant notes” that inevitably surface in our attempts to create healthy “listening” environments can be the leverage we need to build reconciling bridges between one another.

Learn the skills of reconciling relationships when you journey with Fred as your coach in a Reachable Reconciliation Cohort! Fred Oduyoye will use his expertise to help you engage in the transformational work of relational reconciliation—a healthy relational environment is reachable!

The Cohort Includes:

– 5 live online training sessions (90 minutes) each month with your facilitator Fred Oduyoye
– Additional materials, assignments, and resources sent to your cohort between sessions
– A private online community to share in discussion, ideas, and connection

Get the full details and fill out the interest form here!

Or contact Fred directly at: foduyoye@vibrantfaith.org

Rick Lawrence is Executive Director of Vibrant Faith—he created the new curriculum Following JesusHe’s editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible and author of 40 books, including The Suicide Solution,The Jesus-Centered Life and Jesus-Centered Daily. He hosts the podcast Paying Ridiculous Attention to Jesus.


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