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Topic: Tradition

January 24, 2013

David Lose: The risks and rewards of adaptive change

Most people want to avoid change. But the astute leader will help his team members move forward by inviting them to think not just about what will change but also why it needs to change.

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August 11, 2011

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • It takes a seminary
  • Dutch 'Somethingism'
  • Bieber on Jesus
  • 'Svieks,' from Latvian ELC
  • Clock in St. Peter's Square
  • Social bonds and torture
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October 22, 2012

The world, as seen by Roger Federer

Brilliant improvisers -- whether on the court or in the workplace -- are trained to see the world differently than the rest of us.

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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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