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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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July 31, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • MN archbishop not resigning
  • Charles Marsh on Bonhoeffer
  • Mars Hill protest
  • UMC group statement
  • Bible problem
  • Las Patronas
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July 30, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Marilynne Robinson's trip to Israel
  • Spiritual life of a religion reporter
  • When God Left the Building
  • Power in an unsettled age
  • Laundry ministry
  • WWI, then & now
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July 29, 2014

Perennials as a model for institutional flourishing

What does your organizational root structure look like? What are the ways in which it helps the institution remain self-sustaining year after year?

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July 29, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Helping poor pastors
  • Pope apologizes to Pentecostals
  • Catholic marriages in decline
  • Organ donor
  • Survey: children are refugees
  • Marriage & Rule of Benedict
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July 28, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Religion & party ID
  • Reinvented church
  • Goodbye to Friendship
  • Star-Tribune to bishop: resign
  • The Jesuits' appeal
  • In this thing together
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July 25, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • ISIS takes monastery
  • Social media & religious persecution
  • Temple in Brazil
  • World's largest church
  • Church disc golf course
  • Thanks for coming home, LeBron
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July 24, 2014

Why do congregations matter?

We need each other to be prepared to experience Christ and participate in the coming of the kingdom of God.

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July 24, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Is schism the answer?
  • Signs of religion in DC
  • Unitarian service disrupted
  • What progressives don't get
  • Nursing home evangelism
  • Ivy league zombies
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July 23, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Vanishing middle-class clergy
  • Limits to SBNR
  • Digital decorum & sacred spaces
  • Read the obits page
  • Christianity & Louisville’s coffee culture
  • Learn to listen
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July 22, 2014

Adjusting to a new normal

One significant trend within church life is the changing nature of congregating. That makes it increasingly important for congregations to experiment with new models and share what they are learning.

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