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March 5, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Lent is here
  • Gay marriage support up
  • Francis' interview
  • Downtown church fights to survive
  • Sister who spoke out
  • Why you forgot
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March 4, 2014

Creating a culture of helpfulness

Helping is a behavior that an institution needs to inspire rather than force by integrating it into the way of work.

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March 4, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideaas

  • Pope's money summit
  • Rome's Lent pilgrimage
  • Ex-Scouts joining Trail Life
  • Atlanta's airport chaplain
  • Drive-in church
  • Listen to the elderly
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March 3, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Priesthood & joy
  • Baptist gun-giveaways
  • UMC same-sex marriage
  • Theology & choral music
  • Growing role for Mormon women
  • Web-enabled toothbrush
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February 28, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Pope's call for bishops
  • Pastor, a tough leadership role
  • New Christian Reformed Church head
  • 5 habits of effective parishes
  • Everyone been served?
  • Cosmos calling
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February 27, 2014

What’s in a name?

The names we give to our programs, initiatives and teams serve as a guide to our mission and goals.

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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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