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June 17, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Giving increases, but not for church
  • Evangelical Catholics & the GOP
  • Tithe, with money back guarantee
  • Drop religion from the CV
  • No to high school graduation in church
  • Popular numbers
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June 16, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • UMC divestment backlash
  • Church bell with a criminal past
  • Retired UMC clergy on gay marriage
  • Priests denounce their bishop
  • CoE's World Cup prayer
  • Innovation labs for reducing poverty
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June 13, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Butler's letter to Riverside
  • Cleaning up the Vatican
  • Religion & economics
  • No atheist boyfriends
  • Hotdog ministry
  • Life after the accident
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June 12, 2014

Why do you do what you do?

Answering this question in an articulate way creates a hunger to know the answers to other strategic questions.

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June 12, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Rise of women in religion
  • Sunday with Jimmy Carter
  • Atheist who believes in God
  • SBC prays for Hobby Lobby
  • Disturbing arts
  • Polarized America
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June 11, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Union divests from fossil fuels
  • Where UMC from here?
  • New SBC president
  • Sanctuary Movement revival
  • 30-minute service
  • Fit, not grit
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In SBC | Seminary | UMC | Worship

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June 10, 2014

What are you reading this summer?

Share the books you recommend that might help your colleagues and congregations live in healthy and holy ways.

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In Reading

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June 10, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Science & religion compatibility
  • Conservatives & academic theology
  • UMC/SBC tacks
  • Clergy as professional revolutionaries
  • Push for more married priests
  • Alone in the digital hurricane
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June 9, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • UMC local option proposal
  • Riverside hires Amy Butler
  • Believers more generous
  • Francis/Bartholomew bromance
  • Bergdahl pastor calls for mercy
  • Obsessing over your likes and retweets
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June 6, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Justin Welby on evangelism
  • Theology of place
  • Reflections from the bedside
  • N.T. Wright on biblical authority
  • Christianity never meant to be simple
  • Great writers, rejected
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June 5, 2014

Busy isn’t always better

The schedule of a conference or meeting is the curriculum. Unstructured time allows introverts to escape, active sorts to move, and external processors to get a cup of coffee together and make sense of the sessions.

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June 5, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Pulpit plagiarism
  • UMC’s top priorities
  • Gallup Bible poll
  • UK’s fastest growing church
  • Bachelorette church show
  • Decision fatigue
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June 4, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • MN UMC: ignore Discipline
  • PC(USA) realignment
  • Creationist belief survey
  • Vatican back on world stage
  • Osteen's SiriusXM channel
  • Don't fear the network
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June 3, 2014

Learning to walk in the dark

Barbara Brown Taylor’s book on darkness invites us to lean into the spaces without light, to sit and be quiet, to experience the presence of God.

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June 3, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Stand against schism in Ga.
  • SBC conservative resurgence fail?
  • Meditation in the business school
  • Keller on emotion & faith
  • Schaefer, an unlikely activist
  • Maya Angelou on modesty & humility
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