This Week’s Links

As is the normal practice on this blog, Tuesday means its time to share what I have been reading and thinking about in the past week.  I entrust these links to you for your reading and hopefully thought-provoking joy.  This week’s categories in order are:  Church and Ministry Thought and Leadership; Leadership Thought and Practice;

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All Saints Day

Blogger’s Note:  On this blog I occasionally offer brief reflections on particular days within the church year.  Today’s post is one such reflection.  Today in many churches across the world we observed All Saints Sunday.  For some general context and background, All Saints Day is the day following All Hallows Eve.  So November 1st is the

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday means, its time for the links.  As always the case, I entrust to you different things I have read or found in the past week for your reading, thinking, and reflecting pleasure.  This week’s categories are:  Church and Ministry Thought and Leadership; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought, Practice and Theory; Neighbor Love; and Miscellaneous Thoughts

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Reflection on “Why Business Can Be Good at Solving Social Problems”

If you have seen my previous post, I provided a video of a TED Talk given this past summer by Michael Porter.  In this post I want to provide a deeper set of thoughts, summary, and responses that I have as I reflect on the implications of Porter’s claims, hopes, and ideas. Porter begins by

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“Why Business Can be Good at Solving Social Problems”

I am an advocate for cross-sector collaboration.  In this TED Talk, Michael Porter makes the case for “Why Business Can Be Good at Solving Social Problems.”  I for one, agree with Porter.  I don’t think good work and social and societal care should be left to one sector. Rather, I think societal issues and challenges

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A response to “Hello, My Name is Church” with more thoughts on the congregation as a place of welcome, sought, and accompaniment

Following up on yesterday’s discussion and pondering about the implications on the congregation, a friend of mine shared this poem from the Huffington Post on Sunday. Here is an excerpt: My name is church.  I welcome the: Hypocrite Dry Self-Righteous Shallow I welcome the: Sincere Passionate Forgiving Selfless I cannot shut my doors to the

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday means its time again for an offering of some of the things I have been reading and thinking about from the past week.  This week’s categories are, in alphabetical order:  Church and Ministry Things; Leadership and Leadership Thought; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; and Vocation. I entrust these to you now in the hope that you

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All Are Welcome, Sought, and Implications of Accompaniment for the Congregation

It’s been a couple weeks since the last post in this series. Now its time to return and continue the conversation.  As I asked, how is a congregation to really be an “all are welcome,” and “all are sought place?” How is a congregation to help its people grow in their ability and willingness to embody

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This Week’s Links

It is Tuesday again.  That means its time to provide some links to things I have come across and been reading or thinking about this week.  As always, I offer these to you for your enjoyment, thought, and reflection.  This week’s categories are:  Church Stuff; Cross Sector Collaboration and Thought; Leadership; Neighbor Love; and Worship.

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