Friday's News & Ideas

  • Pastor appreciation
  • Graham meets Romney
  • Pastors support who?
  • Skeptics are seekers
  • Tao of leadership
  • Hard to get lost

Re-thinking pastor appreciationAssociated Baptist Press: While pastors like to know they are appreciated by church members, what they really want and need is more disciples.

Billy Graham to Mitt Romney: 'I'll do all I can to help you'Washington Post: Mitt Romney asks the Rev. Billy Graham for his prayers and the ailing evangelist comes through by praying with the GOP candidate and offering his support.

Young Protestant pastors less likely to vote for ... ObamaReligion News Service: LifeWay survey examines whether pastors will vote for Romney or Obama. One Arkansas pastor: "Of two evils, choose neither."

Skeptics are the new religiousReligion News Service: Claremont Seminary dean says most skeptics today are not dogmatic atheists or jaded cynics. Most are seekers.

The new Tao of leadership (with John Maeda)Big Think: The Tao de Ching, that 2400 year old leadership bestseller, paints a picture of effective leadership that contrasts strongly with the Western idea of the Alpha boss.Harvard Business Review blogs : Catch people in the act of doing things right

The Spark

Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the worldGot truly and outstandingly lost recently? Enjoy the feeling while you can, for it's becoming an increasingly difficult task, BBC Magazine reports. With new GPS technology, it is almost impossible to get lost. So how will the death of paper maps change the way we live?

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