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May 20, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • SW Baptist Seminary admits Muslim
  • Pastors quit after sex abuse scandal
  • William Carl to retire from Pittsburgh seminary
  • Data-driven decisions
  • Stories fridges tell
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May 20, 2014

Christian leaders are sometimes called to waste a little time

We shouldn’t only worry about optimizing the hours in the day. Sometimes we need to slow down and be more attentive to who we are and who and what is around us.

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In Sabbath

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May 19, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Americans inflate church attendance
  • Fear of failure in China
  • Gay book forces resignation
  • Sudanese death sentence not final
  • Baruch Urieli dies
  • Best commencement speeches
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May 16, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • 9/11 controversy
  • NYT editor's ouster
  • Theology as poetry
  • Sabbath zone
  • ‘Black mass’ explained
  • Sad desk lunch
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May 15, 2014

The big opportunity

To build support for something new, leaders must articulate the big opportunity that could be missed unless something changes.

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In Change

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May 15, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • 1st interfaith papal delegation
  • NC lawsuit & marriage equality
  • Mentoring as an honor
  • Atheism as religion
  • Banderas as Pope Francis?
  • Original Godzilla no joke
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May 14, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Drop 'us vs. them'
  • Martians & the church's inclusiveness
  • Survey: 1/4 of world anti-Semitic
  • Christian bookstore trends
  • Muslim scare stories
  • Smile, don't stare
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May 13, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Theology of workflow
  • Why the world is more violent
  • Church reels from pastor suicide
  • Inside a prison chapel
  • Midlife milestones
  • The kitchen dog
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May 13, 2014

A clergy renewal experiment

A United Methodist annual conference will grant a sabbatical leave every six years if a clergyperson will undergo a leadership evaluation, see a doctor, meet a financial planner and reflect on his or her vocation.

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In Renewal

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May 12, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Marilynne Robinson Q&A
  • Pope & the Devil
  • Iranian converts in Germany
  • Oregon ballot measure
  • Nuns reject criticism
  • Surrounded by beeps
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May 9, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Sundays dying?
  • Church & real estate
  • Ceremonial prayer isn't prayer
  • Cafeteria religion & political engagement
  • Opening up the church
  • Self talk
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May 8, 2014

Planned spontaneity

Cultivating opportunities for spontaneity at the institutional level begins with our own openness to being disrupted and our own imagination for the unexpected.

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May 8, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • U.S. Hispanics leaving Catholicism
  • Big win for the prayer lobby
  • Christian matchmaking
  • Evangelicals & Catholics
  • Church with more tradition than glitz
  • Advice for grads: You are not special
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May 7, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Which religion wins?
  • Innovation & brokenness
  • Lessons from Dame Julian
  • WWI & religion
  • 9 leadership mistakes
  • Where holiness starts
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May 6, 2014

All in the same boat: A lesson in crisis leadership

In the midst of a storm, sometimes you need leadership from a whole bunch of people, all doing what they do best.

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