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Topic: Tradition

March 8, 2011

Ryan Andersen: Relevance is still relevant

If, that is, relevance is a matter of connecting the depths of our tradition with the depths of the world’s longings.

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April 22, 2014

Going to the past to move into the future

Looking back can be a deeply creative experience -- grounding us, reinvigorating us, inspiring us.

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November 29, 2011

Carol Howard Merritt: Nurturing creative church cultures

How can we nurture innovative cultures in our congregations and denominational structures?

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November 8, 2012

In praise of questions

Don’t be content with, “We’ve always done it this way.” Encouraging inquiry can help an institution remember why it does what it does.

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May 31, 2011

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Ramsay Prize: 'Atheist Delusions'
  • Church for single Mormons
  • Eddie Long looks ahead
  • 'Tiwwadi' and tradition
  • Pastor's daughter, now rabbi
  • God, revelation & the weather
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June 26, 2014

Reaching back to move forward

Young leaders are learning how to practice traditioned innovation, an idea they see in their institutions, in popular culture, in a bird symbol from Ghana.

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January 23, 2012

Jason Byassee: Innovating with an ancient

Even in orthodoxy, what is older is not necessarily better.

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April 14, 2009

Jason Byassee: Tradition, tradition.

Fiddler on the Roof, contrary to the impression some have of its most famous tune, shows tradition is a multi-valent thing.

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December 3, 2012

Monday's News & Ideas

  • We aren't Jesus
  • Bluegrass & klezmer
  • Religious, but religiously illiterate
  • Kosher rebellion
  • Largest Christian country
  • Culture in kitchens
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July 18, 2011

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Sermons, pastor & people
  • 'Until the last victim finds peace'
  • Vatican/China battle heats up
  • U.S. Buddhism at a crossroads
  • May clergy marry gays?
  • Saving Internet history
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