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The Fine Print: My Job Offer for Millennials

20.06.2011


Over the weekend, my latest article was posted on the Huffington Post in the Religion section. It’s my attempt to synthesize …

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One of the Biggest, Most Exciting Parties of the Year

16.06.2011


One week from today, my family and I will be setting up our tent in the “quiet family camping area” on the grounds at Shakori Hills, just outside of Durham, North Carolina. Next Thursday night (June 23) is the official start of the inaugural Wild Goose Festival …

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Here’s a Bold Topic: The Future of Christianity

15.06.2011


Anthony Smith and I have applied to speak on the topic of “The Future of Christianity” at the second annual TEDxCharlotte conference being held October 15 at Queens University in Charlotte. Help us get selected by nominating us today!

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Weak Stories vs. Bold Stories

13.06.2011


Church consultant Gil Rendle says this in an interview with Duke University’s Faith and Leadership blog …

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Storyline: Donald Miller and Me

09.06.2011


Best-selling author Donald Miller hosted a great party in Portland this week called Storyline, a conference “designed to convert attendees from consumers to producers in their lives.”

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Appreciative Inquiry: The 2 Messages We Need to Hear

31.05.2011


Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle summarized his entire appreciative inquiry workshop — and his advice to all of us as leaders “coaching” other leaders to do transformational work in their own lives and in their churches/faith communities — by saying these two things …

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Appreciative Inquiry: The 3 Stories In Every Situation

28.05.2011


According to Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle, there are always three stories in every situation …

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Appreciative Inquiry and The Resistance

26.05.2011


Appreciative inquiry is a method used in all kinds of organizations around systems change. What is working? And how can we do more of that to be more successful and/or happier? Whenever we ask ourselves these questions, there’s always resistance.

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Appreciative Inquiry and Missional Church

24.05.2011


I greatly appreciated some of Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle’s insights about the Church and the deep need for change that exists today.

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Appreciative Inquiry: Purpose and Mission

22.05.2011


Much of coaching, using the appreciative inquiry model, is about helping people clarify their goals. And clarifying goals starts with understanding one’s purpose and one’s mission in the world.

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