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February 27, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Millennials' religious views
  • Arizona's de-evangelization success
  • Catholicism & women
  • 'Son of God's' gentler approach
  • Film festival
  • America mapped
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February 26, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Religious freedom bills & fear
  • Novel idea: Punishment
  • Changing attitudes on gay issues
  • Vatican welcomes liberation theologian
  • Churches for sale
  • Creativity as habit
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February 25, 2014

The big impact of small gestures

Getting the little things right – gestures of appreciation and thanksgiving – cultivates trust, shores up support and deepens commitment for people inside and outside an institution.

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February 25, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Record seminarian debt
  • Hollywood's real problem with religion
  • Arizona bill veto?
  • Church as protector
  • Christian generosity?
  • Forget the 5 stages of grief
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February 24, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Vatican financial overhaul
  • AA without religion
  • Houston church stays PC(USA)
  • Ashes to Easter
  • Oldest Holocaust survivor dies
  • Burnout & Middlemarch
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February 21, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • UMC churches' declaration of inclusion
  • Trusting in God
  • Ariz. religious freedom bill
  • Gospel of good health
  • Muslim or Christian?
  • Music as language
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February 20, 2014

Creating the conditions to nurture hope

The current situation facing Christian institutions can evoke fear. Yet we can, and should, recover hope by grounding our work in the hope of the resurrection and new life.

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In Hope

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February 20, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Church as third place
  • Jewish theology school in Germany
  • Time for church & state marriages?
  • No last rites for gay patient
  • Roberts Court & Hobby Lobby case
  • Happiness & meaning
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February 19, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Not-so-spontaneous baptisms
  • How confession went astray
  • Nun sentenced for peace protest
  • Paramount defends Noah film
  • Denmark bans kosher & halal slaughter
  • Old school grave digger
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February 18, 2014

The highs and lows of leadership

Leaders must assess their status in any given situation -- and sometimes improvise to change it.

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February 18, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Christians & college
  • Islam, the American way
  • Archbishop's retirement home
  • Snake handler's faithful death
  • Haiti's first cardinal
  • Creativity breeds happiness
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February 17, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Changing Christian politics
  • Religion-science divide
  • CoE on gay marriage
  • Houston church leaving PC(USA)?
  • Snakehandler dies
  • Can animals keep a beat?
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February 14, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Two churches, two trajectories
  • Son of God premiere
  • Union Seminary food lab
  • Trinity Boston's $3.6 million condo
  • PC(USA) Zionism study guide
  • XOXOXOXOXO
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February 13, 2014

Asking good questions

Part of our hospitality practices must include welcoming speech that invites our guests and friends to relax, be themselves and share a story or two.

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February 13, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Welby: Accommodate different views
  • Mormon Missionary Chat
  • Both Jesus & Christ
  • Mass matters
  • OT God not an opening act
  • My Shirley Temple
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