Month: March 2014

Living in Diverse Community- Part 2

This post is the second in a 3-part series pondering what it means to be in community with people we disagree (particularly in congregations). The previous post laid the groundwork, and today we start to tackle the questions of how and what this looks like. How to Live in Diverse Community To engage and live in

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Living in Diverse Community- Part 1

This post offers beginning reflection for a 3-part series pondering what being in community means with people we disagree. Looking back This past fall, friend and pastor Kent Shane and I went back and forth imagining what it might mean to really claim all are welcome, all are sought, and to have a community and practice of accompaniment

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Palm to head, repeat, then hope, trust and speak (or write)

I have been wrestling with being willing to write this or not. Well, since you are reading it, its obvious that the push to write it won out over my resistance to doing so.  If you haven’t heard by now, World Vision, an organization I do respect, recently made a decision to be willing and

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Defining Stewardship and Steward

One of the areas of theology, ministry, neighbor love and leadership that I love is stewardship. I have written some occasionally on the blog about my perspectives about stewardship, but thought it might be good to do some intentional wrestling about stewardship. To do some wrestling though, I believe takes some definition or at least some

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday means its time to share some links.  I use the word “some” loosely this week, as it seems I must have done a lot of reading.  This week’s topic categories are:  Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; Social Media & Blogging; Stewardship; Vocation; Worship; and Miscellaneous.

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Thoughts and Questions on this “World Water Day”

The theme and potential doomsday catastrophe of the second Daniel Craig “James Bond” film, “Quantum of Solace,” had everything to do with water.  Particularly, it focused on the challenges, need, and resource (scarcity/potential scarcity) of water.  Its kind of scary to think about how the next great conflict or war could well be fought over

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Inviting and Invitation

Awhile back on this blog, I engaged in a series of posts and conversations about the ideas of being welcome and being sought. First, we considered implications of “All are Welcome.” Then, we considered “All are Sought.” I added some reflections on “Accompaniment,” and from there we broadened out the conversation for implications in congregations,

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday means that its time for me to share some links to things I have read, found interesting, and thought about over the past week.  This week’s topic categories are:  Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; Vocation; Worship; and Miscellaneous.  I hope you enjoy these! Church and

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