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August 6, 2014

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Immigrant oasis in Texas
  • Hot Florida property: churches
  • Leadership culture
  • HBO's The Leftovers
  • Catholic Worker House donations
  • Lego, a gender battleground
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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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