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August 14, 2014

Is your church more like a biker or a car driver?

The antagonism between bikers and drivers is similar to the antagonism between the different ways we “do” church.

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August 14, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Pope in Asia
  • Church sues JPMorgan Chase
  • Pastor in Spokane
  • Prayer & anxiety
  • Music from a desert monastery
  • Confusion as a way to learn
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August 13, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • American Christianity in exile?
  • Robin Williams, RIP
  • Christianity in South Korea
  • Sinead O'Connor song
  • Cuban Catholics
  • Work better, work less
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August 12, 2014

Old home week: Witnessing vibrant institutions

The churches that thrive are bearers of tradition, laboratories of learning and incubators of leadership.

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August 12, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Downsizing as generative opportunity
  • Where goes the neighborhood?
  • Pope's visit to South Korea
  • LGBT & religion
  • How church helps gambling addicts
  • DC's 'me walls'
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August 11, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Why so few ECUSA plants
  • Missionaries, heroic or foolish?
  • Herod ripped off by contractors?
  • Driscoll ousted by faith network
  • Microbes & religion
  • Life on a sailboat
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August 8, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • U.S. help Yazidi in Iraq
  • Less-educated losing religion
  • Ebola backlash
  • WWBJD?
  • No more prayer discounts at diner
  • Syrian chants preserved before war
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August 7, 2014

Why do seminaries matter?

If the Church can agree on the core purpose of a seminary education, a quality, affordable system can be created from available resources.

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August 7, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Assemblies of God @ 100
  • China's homegrown theology?
  • Pope Francis leadership lessons
  • Crowded on the Camino
  • Abandoned baby & throwaway culture
  • No more parenting books
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August 6, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Immigrant oasis in Texas
  • Hot Florida property: churches
  • Leadership culture
  • HBO's The Leftovers
  • Catholic Worker House donations
  • Lego, a gender battleground
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August 5, 2014

It’s time to recalibrate expectations for clergy

Denominations and congregations have based their expectations on full-time, paid ministry -- and yet the trend is toward part-time, bivocational and unpaid clergy.

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August 5, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Evangelical persecution complex
  • Widow's $4.4 million bequest
  • Historic LA church preservation
  • Putting aside denominational differences
  • Catholic umpire Q&A
  • Perfect dose of pessimism
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August 4, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Troubles for rock star pastors
  • Churches with water/skate parks
  • Colbert, Sunday School teacher
  • Russell Moore sexual ethicist
  • Young American Muslims
  • WWI & post-Christian ritual
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August 1, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • God & the arts at Fuller Seminary
  • Anne Lamott, the end & carrot cake
  • Global religion crisis
  • Iggy & the Internet
  • Activists arrested @ White House
  • Power of the doodle
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July 31, 2014

Look at me, not your phone

Mobile technology threatens our practice of Christian hospitality. It’s time for deeper conversations about when it’s acceptable -- and when it’s not -- to use our phones.

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