Month: October 2014

October 29th: Saints, Smiles and Journeys

Each Wednesday morning the congregation I am currently serving on staff of, has a Morning Prayer or “Matins” service. I regularly lead the music for that service. This week I also provided the short reflection and devotion. What follows in this post is much of what I said in that reflection, which followed a reading

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog means that I get to share some of what I have read and found interesting over the course of the past week with all of you. In doing so, this week’s topic categories are: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Social Media&

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Forming and Reforming

This weekend many Christians in Protestant faith communities remember or acknowledge the Reformation. This is particularly true among most Lutherans. In remembering this, many sanctuaries may be dressed in red this weekend and Psalm 46 might be used in worship as well. In the spirit of Reformation and with all this in mind, I want

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Empowerment

I heard an interesting podcast recently about millennials and the workforce. One of the topics central to┬áthe discussion was the idea of empowerment. Millennials desire empowerment. I would argue though that empowerment is not a desire limited to millennials. If this is true, what might this mean? First, let’s define empowerment. What is it? Empowerment

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog means that I get to share links to things that I have found interesting or thought provoking over the past week with all of you. I must have done more than my usual amount of reading judging by the length of this post. There’s a lot of good stuff this week,

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog means that I get to share some links to what I have found interesting with all of you from the past week. This week’s topic categories are: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Social Media & Blogging; Stewardship; Vocation and Miscellaneous. I

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The Importance of Giving Space in Leadership

When I started this blog, I never claimed that I was an expert. I still don’t. I view this more as a vehicle and means to join the larger conversation here, across social media, and in other settings. What I share in this blog are ideas, questions, and observations. Today, is another such example. In

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