Monthly Archives: August 2011

People and things . . .

With the posting of this entry I will be taking a bit of a break . . . regular posts will resume on September 6, but for now I invite you to think about these thoughts from William Sloane Coffin*: … Continue reading

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Having or being . . .

With gratitude to William Sloane Coffin*: There is in other words a difference between having a friend and being a friend, between having success and being successful, between getting an education and becoming learned.  If we use knowledge, music, art, … Continue reading

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Keeping the light on . . .

One more selection of valuable words from Bill Robinson’s book Incarnate Leadership: 5 Leadership Lessons from the Life of Jesus*: In some ways, it’s easier to demand openness from our organizations than from ourselves.  What do we do when no … Continue reading

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Looking forward . . .

Currently I am busy preparing for several new and exciting adventures that will begin in the next few weeks.  One of those will be leading a teaching team in a series of gatherings that we will call Living as Mustard … Continue reading

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More thoughts from Walter Brueggemann . . .

The claim of biblical authority is not difficult as it pertains to the main affirmation of apostolic faith.  But from that base line, the hard, disputatious work is interpretation that needs to be recognized precisely for what it is:  nothing … Continue reading

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Concerning Biblical Authority . . .

Thought provoking words from Walter Brueggemann*: The issue of the authority of the Bible is a perennial and urgent one for those of us who claim and intend to stake our lives on its attestation.  But for all of the … Continue reading

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One more selection from William Sloane Coffin . . .

If we’re talking about changing a society that yields most painfully to change, we are really talking about being good stewards not only in our vocations, but in the public realm.  The important decisions in our time – whether there … Continue reading

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