Duke Divinity Call & Response Blog

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December 16, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Olive branch for U.S. nuns
  • Pioneering Jewish prayer communities
  • Outsider artist's shrine
  • Online funerals
  • An Amish man
  • Favorite things
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December 15, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • B&W church in Harlem
  • Church podcasts
  • Celibate gay Christians
  • Dogs in heaven mistake
  • Canterbury to China?
  • Do you want me?
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December 12, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • America's not so religious past
  • Campus memorial services
  • United Theological expansion
  • Common enemy in Northern Ireland
  • No tax break for Noah's Ark park
  • Busiest Santa
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December 11, 2014

Leading with a beginner’s mind

Acknowledging that we don’t know and have much to learn is essential for clergy and other leaders moving into new positions with new requirements.

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December 11, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Why liberals win culture wars
  • Tip to spur donors
  • Pope's women comments
  • Due process & removing leaders
  • Prodigal King of the Serpents
  • Listen for the whisper
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December 10, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • At ease with violence
  • Welby on Anglican Communion
  • Bishops: end fossil fuel use
  • #blacklivesmatter Sunday
  • Beer, hot wings & Jesus
  • Geography of happiness
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December 9, 2014

Cultivating a mindset of generosity

A mindset of generosity encourages seeing everyone -- donors, members, clients, staff, friends -- as people with all kinds of gifts to share. Money is only one part of the equation.

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December 9, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

December 8, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Seminary a protest hub
  • Pope: more female theologians
  • Does black church matter?
  • Church & spiritual education
  • Church plant failure
  • When you're poor
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December 5, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Digital collection plate
  • White Christians & racial divide
  • CoE challenges BP & Shell
  • Grawemeyer Award winner
  • NYC Catholic hip campaign
  • Christmas story paintings
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December 4, 2014

Disruptive innovation or just disruptive?

In a time when congregations and related institutions need to experiment to make the work more sustainable, we need to discern which innovations to nurture. The discernment process starts with a simple question: Why?

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December 4, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Immigration coalition fracturing?
  • Responding to suicide
  • Shedding stuff
  • Archbishop surprises women
  • Asian Christian century
  • #CrimingWhileWhite
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December 3, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Rob Bell, surfing & Oprah
  • Split church/civil marriages?
  • UMC split?
  • Unearthly black gospel
  • Prayer in the Facebook Age
  • Immigration & playing music
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December 2, 2014

Playing church

A cathedral in Sweden offers children a prominent, child-sized place to baptize dolls, set the altar and try on vestments. How does your congregation invite children into the life of the church?

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December 2, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Francis, the Great Reformer
  • Breaking from the mainline
  • What if no Moses?
  • GTS as labor dispute
  • Religion & spending
  • Sister Aimee's disappearance
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