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November 20, 2014

Advent watchfulness is a call to participate in the in-breaking of the Kingdom

We must transform the workplace, the home and the play place into spaces that care for the vulnerable, for Christ himself.

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November 20, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Pastoral transition & megachurches
  • Protestants & politics
  • Religious war in the Mideast?
  • Pope's raffle
  • Married Jesus, again
  • Meet normal Barbie
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November 19, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Ordination in the hinterlands
  • Meet the 'dones'
  • Goodbye, Anglican Communion?
  • Christmas, commerce & religion
  • Evangelicals @ Vatican conference
  • Murky work day boundaries
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November 18, 2014

Young leaders need to learn how to manage up

The bottom line: It is your responsibility to keep your professional development and priorities on your boss’s mind.

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November 18, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • CoE approves women bishops
  • Wise & human pope
  • Church & middle class decline
  • St. Paul on women
  • Preserving church ruins
  • Walk happy
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November 17, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Church is doing OK
  • Institutions & church
  • Crowdfunding a new boiler
  • Politics of school holidays
  • Francis coming to US
  • Secrets of the coxswain
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November 14, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Mars Hill & satellite churches
  • Pope's showers for homeless
  • Seminaries & church history
  • Clergy housing lawsuit dismissed
  • CoE children's saving clubs
  • Why remember the Berlin Wall
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November 13, 2014

Take advantage of transitions

Institutional leaders and their colleagues can use the energy unleashed by a transition to encourage positive change. What processes can you put in place to make a difference?

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November 13, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Latin America's Catholic decline
  • Bible edges out Darwin in UK
  • Healthy leader, healthy church
  • Muslim service @ National Cathedral
  • Tension on the Temple Mount
  • Mary & Martha -- and gratitude
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November 12, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • What's a seminary faculty?
  • Gay debate & evangelicals
  • Francis' new Vatican commission
  • Cheating in Dartmouth religion class
  • God & the Great War
  • Gray hair & silver linings
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November 11, 2014

Gunning for the church: Drawing fire from those in power

If no one in power is pointing cannons at us, are we doing our jobs as Christian churches, institutions and institutional leaders?

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In Power

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November 11, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Under side Christianity
  • Joseph Smith's many wives
  • Evangelical warrior wives
  • Book of Mormon without Mormon
  • Longwinded pastor
  • Marine parents' story
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November 10, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Belonging, more than believing
  • Francis demotes Cardinal
  • Pastor, 96, loses credentials
  • Megachurch meltdown
  • GTS professors return
  • Wealthy bunker condos
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November 7, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Theology needs strangers
  • Problem with 'formation'
  • GTS agreement reached
  • Pew report on religion online
  • Crowdfunding World Adoption Day
  • Medicine & meaning of life
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November 6, 2014

The local church: Discrete group or network?

If pockets of the national and denominational level church can acknowledge the networked realities of our relationships to each other and institutions, how do we begin to think about this at the local church level?

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