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Amazon Leadership Principles

After speaking at a clergy and spouse retreat on conflict management, I sat next to an executive programmer from Amazon on my way home from Seattle. 113 more words

How We Handle Conflict Impacts Our Witness


Aaron Malone in writing about the Steve Young and the San Francisco 49ers win had this headline, “Super Bowl XXIX: Steve Young gets the monkey off his back.”  As Aaron Malone wrote about the game, “The game started with a bang for the 49ers. 981 more words

Congregational Life And Ministry

Horatio Alger at Church

The following question comes from a long article in the Journal of Pastoral Theology (3.3, 1979) by Harvie Conn. Conn discusses how a church has a “model” for ministry; an often unarticulated self-understanding of what a church is, does, and how it functions. 155 more words


Morning Musings: Romans 16:17-18

“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.   403 more words

Morning Musings

Church Messiness

Yesterday I wrote about the continued debate over famous Pastor-Theologian Eugene Peterson coming out in support of same-sex marriage, then later retracting his statement under pressure from the Evangelical Gate Keepers. 1,672 more words


Come Back, Please

Following up on last week’s post, Shepherds False and True, I want to focus on one aspect of that piece. I want to talk about love that pursues. 946 more words

Christian Living

How Should We Handle Christian Liars?

If you lie to me once, you’ve sinned.

If you lie to me twice, you’re a liar.

You’ve established a pattern.

It’s difficult to confront liars because they usually cover their past lies with new ones. 914 more words

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