Month

May 2010

All posts published in May 2010

5 posts

LEARNING TO BE CALM IN THE STORM

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Abstract When the level of anxiety goes up in a congregation and the clergy leader becomes anxious, that leader tends to revert to old family patterns and ways of functioning. Clergy persons without an awareness of their habitual patterns and reactivity often ... More »

HOW NOT TO GET LOST IN TRANSLATION

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When I was a missionary working in Asia, I looked forward to the occasional times when a guest speaker would be preaching in English at my local church. On one of those occasions the English church bulletin announced the guest speaker’s topic as “Birds of a Fe... More »

WHY AN UNDERGRADUATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM?

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The Big Question A few months ago, the “Catalyst One Day” leadership conference came to Chicago. I had come to trust Catalyst from years of attending their two-day events in Atlanta in the fall. And now they would be in my back yard in a format I could afford.... More »

THE SEVEN SIGNS OF ETHICAL COLLAPSE.

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The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse, by Marianne Jennings, is a fitting postmortem of the failings of American companies whose self-inflicted demise was a startling warning message to those that continue operating. The stunning downfall of Enron, WorldCom, Tyc... More »