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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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May 6, 2014

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Supreme Court prayer decision
  • Ga. churches push back on gun law
  • Ushers of the year
  • Latinos & future of US Catholicism
  • Lost generation
  • Roz Chast memoir
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May 5, 2014

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Women @ the Vatican
  • Fresh Expressions
  • Godless church goes global
  • Blessed by thy bicycle
  • Evangelicals & climate change
  • Simple way to boost creativity
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May 2, 2014

Friday's News & Ideas

  • When a priest falters
  • Sex harassment @ seminary
  • Antigay religion collapse
  • How Jesus wife hoax fell apart
  • Fundamentalist Buddhism
  • Trapped in the cubicle
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May 1, 2014

Telling today’s resurrection stories

Are you an institutional leader who sings a requiem or a resurrection song?

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May 1, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Faith & universities
  • Paradoxes of progressive Christianity
  • Jewish Cardinal
  • New principles of leadership
  • Get on the road
  • Family dinner ordeal
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April 30, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Pope's tweet on inequality
  • Futile fight on global poverty?
  • God's wrecking ball
  • New doubts on Gospel of Jesus' Wife
  • Everyone sing!
  • Teaching Plato to plumbers
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April 29, 2014

Navigating institutional inflection points

Leaders can make the most of those moments when the curve of an institution’s life shifts or changes. These are moments to shed worn-out patterns and establish new trajectories.

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In Change

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