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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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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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