05
NOV
2014

Jeff Dyer — “Top 40″

To Jeff Dyer, life is a lot like a marathon. “Running a marathon is about making a thousand small, disciplined steps toward a bigger goal,” he says. “It’s the same in life and in work: if you want something greater than yourself, or you want your organization to be truly great, it’s a
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03
DEC
2013

Can You Drink This Cup?

Paul Pastor (an Associate Editor of Leadership Journal) writes “Can You Drink This Cup“, an article that argues that the church’s leadership crisis is not one involving a lack of leaders. Rather, we have a shortage of leaders who embrace the downward mobility of Jesus in t
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06
NOV
2013

Who Are You Going to Please?

Most of us are people-pleasers. We will please almost anyone if it keeps us from pain or adds some “bling” to our lives. Ministers can be terrible people-pleasers; but they don’t seem to know who to please, so they try to please everybody or ignore anybody. One pastor I know would lie
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06
OCT
2013

Pastoral Resume in “The Beautiful Due”

This was recently posted in my online Leadership class at Carey (thanks Lauralyn). I loved it and I am glad to pass it on to you. The author goes by “David” and gives no last name, though you can find more about him on his website “The Beautiful Due.” You can a
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04
OCT
2013

As Christians Rise or Fall…

As Christians Rise or Fall, So Do 100 Country Credit Ratings Here’s a study that links the increased percentage of Christians in a nation to an increase in its economic wellbeing. In fact, an increase in the number of evangelicals seems to have the most impact. What do you think of it
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20
SEP
2013

Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man…

What got me most about this article (“Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man…”), was the comment, “The world has enough people, but not enough disciples.” You may not wish to read this article as it is more than confronting. If you decide to read it, observe how you creep away from the
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09
APR
2013

“The Way of the Open Door” (Barbara Mutch)

Barbara Mutch read the following poem (by Miroslav Holub) in celebration of Brian Stelck‘s retirement as Carey’s President. It is entitled, “The Door.” Go and open the door. Maybe outside there’s a tree, or a wood, a garden, or a magic city. Go and open the doo
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