Discourse: A Snapshot of my Personal Theology

This past month I have had the opportunity to be challenged, pushed, affirmed, and so much more.  I have experienced this mix of emotions and actions by participating in a “Discourse:  God” pilot class, taught by my wife Allison. No, in case you are wondering or worried, I don’t intend for this post to be

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This Week’s Links

It’s Tuesday, and therefore its time to share some links to things I have read and found interesting and thought provoking in the past week.  This week’s topic categories are:  Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; Social Media & Blogging; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous.  I entrust these

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Ground Rules

One of the things that I have discerned and developed in working in congregations and providing consultation to other congregations and non-profits is that it is important to have ground rules.  Ground rules allow for a safe space to have conversations, discussions and meetings.  They are especially helpful when engaging in difficult conversations where everyone

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This Week’s Links

It’s Tuesday.  You know that means its time for the links.  This week’s categories with stories and articles that I found interesting are:  Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; Vocation and Miscellaneous.  I entrust these now to you and hope you enjoy them. Church and Ministry

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The Misnomer about being Neutral

I used to think the idea of a “bound conscience” was a good thing.  It allowed for communities of faith to support a wide range of viewpoints.  My home congregation took some comfort in this idea after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide Assembly votes and decisions in 2009.  To be fair, I appreciate “bound

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This Week’s Links

It’s Tuesday.  That means here on the blog that its time to share some of what I have found interesting or worth thinking about in the past week.  This week’s categories are:  Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; Social Media & Blogging; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous.  I

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