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January 28, 2014

You can change the conversation

Christian leaders can reject the tone of current debates and, instead, elevate the level of discourse.

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January 28, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Church Next
  • What is Bible-minded?
  • Truth & truthiness
  • The Great Decline
  • CoE bishops defer decision
  • Pete Seeger, RIP
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January 27, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Lessons from Willow Creek
  • Campus ministry
  • Amicable split in Wisc.?
  • Pope to visit in 2015?
  • Grandma's a gem
  • South & the American Dream
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January 24, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Defiant UMC clergy
  • Why Fla. pastor left
  • Twitter commandments
  • Prayers in code
  • Seminarians @ Sundance
  • Old McDonald's
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January 23, 2014

Developing the mindset of pastoral renewal

What should happen at the first sign of a pastor’s ineffectiveness? Start looking for the next pastor? Hope for the best? Or develop a system for nurturing the congregation’s leader?

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In Renewal

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January 23, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Pope to media: Slow down
  • Harvard MOOC on Paul
  • Chicago & bishop-priest tie
  • No to growth & change
  • Jewish singles cheat less
  • 'To be honest'
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January 22, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Teaching pastoral management
  • Gates on the world's poor
  • Pope & the President
  • Red state divorce rates
  • Changes to March for Life
  • Intellectual hand gestures
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January 21, 2014

Making room for chaos

New ideas won’t flow if your institution is too structured. A leader can nurture “pockets of chaos” by creating white space, embracing unusual suspects and organizing serendipity.

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January 21, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • It's not the theology
  • Jewish gospel choir
  • Medicine, life & death
  • Polarized by race & religion
  • MLK's greatest speeches
  • Not dead yet
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January 17, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Why not poor?
  • Pastor's gift
  • God & NFL playoffs
  • Guerilla communion
  • Creationism in Texas
  • Gamification of work
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January 16, 2014

Putting an end to institutional amnesia

We need to recover and tell the stories of our organizations to see ourselves and our God more clearly.

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January 16, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Contraception mandate
  • Sacred architecture
  • Extroverts/introverts
  • Evangelicals & gay couples
  • Statues in Okla.
  • Toast story
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January 15, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • The Francis effect
  • Campolo ministry to close
  • Anti-religion hostility up
  • Growing doubts about MOOCs
  • Atheists attacking the wrong God?
  • How foul can be made fair
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January 14, 2014

Leading by feel

It takes years of experience to read the environment and have the confidence to lead with finely tuned instincts. Becoming a leader who can lead by feel takes patience, inquisitiveness and resilience.

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January 14, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • SBNR voting bloc
  • Liberals too special for church?
  • Pope on breastfeeding
  • Atheists' Catholic daughter
  • Kalashnikov's spiritual pain
  • Touched by money
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