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Topic: Practices

December 12, 2013

What does the gospel taste like?

Food is part of many church gatherings. But do we ever stop and consider what our food practices communicate about our relationship with God?

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October 18, 2012

Writing like a swimmer

Olympic swimmers hone their craft through repetition and discipline. So do writing students at a Staten Island high school.

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February 26, 2013

Go slow

Trying to do more work faster? Stop. Moving slowly allows us important time to dream, make crucial connections and preserve insight.

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July 22, 2011

Imagine: "The streak"

What a father-daughter reading streak reveals about the presence of wonder in the ordinary.

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February 11, 2014

Testing our assumptions

Is what we are seeing or feeling the reality of a situation or our imagination? It is a practice of faith for Christian leaders to ask that question.

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November 27, 2012

Learning from a waiter-in-training

At a local diner, servers practice their craft through careful observation, reflection and preparation.

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March 25, 2010

James K.A. Smith: Practice Overload? A Response to Willimon

The early Willimon was more right about practices than the late Willimon.

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March 5, 2013

The grace in how often Sunday comes around

We only get good at something when we practice it -- a lot. Are our organizations set up to encourage learning on the job?

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February 20, 2012

Discuss: 10,000 hour rule

How long does it take to be good at something? Malcolm Gladwell thinks 10,000 hours.

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September 16, 2014

Assumptions are dangerous

Leaders at all levels and in all stages of their careers have assumptions about themselves, their institutions, their communities. What are yours? What are you doing about them?

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