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September 23, 2014

Dwelling together in harmony, amidst differences

A New York City church has welcomed in congregations from other faiths and denominations. This thriving community is marked by hospitality, listening and humility.

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September 22, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Chicago gets new archbishop
  • Religious leaders and climate change
  • What does 'death cult' mean?
  • Innovative success
  • Voluntary homelessness
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September 19, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Family values, left & right
  • Religion & saving the planet
  • Welby's doubts
  • NFL, the church & silence
  • Here's to God!
  • Living too long
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September 18, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Lessons from Mars Hill
  • Misconceptions about seminarians
  • Why church choirs are dying
  • Justin Welby's doubts
  • Pastoral succession book
  • Johnny Cash in the Holy Land
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September 17, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Church of U2
  • Pitfalls of righteous rhetoric
  • Dawkins, Down syndrome & logic
  • Mainline tensions over Israel
  • Vatican weddings & coming changes
  • Slow Reading Club
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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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September 16, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Theology & Obama's ISIS speech
  • Black church & climate justice
  • Funnier clergy, more people
  • Sunday at downtown churches
  • 5 lessons on innovation
  • Color-blind photographer
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September 15, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Rise & fall of Mars Hill
  • Megachurch spending
  • Same-sex marriage & the election
  • Marriages at the Vatican
  • Evangelicals going Anglican
  • Memory & digital photography
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September 12, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • More informal church
  • Receptivity to the impossible
  • When accountants get religion
  • Blessing cars in Belgium
  • Pastor jailed for noisy church
  • Coach K's moments of motivation
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September 11, 2014

The non-attending faithful

Christian young people find expressing their faith away from church more meaningful and transforming. How should congregational leaders respond?

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September 11, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Churches & new giving model
  • Art need religion?
  • House churches & megachurches
  • Megachurch with a beat
  • One army under God
  • How to say hello
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September 10, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Denominations & the local church
  • Rowan Williams on climate change
  • Big churches, big bucks
  • Christianity & hookup culture
  • Pastor with a punch
  • Mennonites of Bolivia
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September 9, 2014

The background of the cross

Hanging crosses in an entryway or an office is a statement of faith and connects those who pass by to a great cloud of witnesses. What strategies do you use to signal the background of your life?

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September 9, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Chicken with a side of God
  • InterVarsity sanctioned
  • Catholic Church & gay marriage
  • New Nuns on the Bus tour
  • Guardian on Bolz-Weber
  • 1950s marriage counseling
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September 8, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • America's changing God
  • Top moonlighters
  • More trouble at Mars Hill
  • Christians & gay marriage
  • Air Force spurns atheist airman
  • When fun began
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