Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

Category: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

AI…No Thank You!

By: on September 14, 2023

“Alexa, Stop!” Before I can write about AI and the applications of it to my studies, I must first talk about my Nemesis Alexa. I was an enthusiastic, early user of Alexa. I was completely captivated by the idea of having her respond on command. I bought an Echo Dot for every room in the…

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Wake Up, Mr. Frodo!

By: on March 13, 2023

Our family is a “Lord of the Rings” family. Some families are more “Harry Potter.” No judgement from me, except that you are wrong, and we are right. There, I said it. Cancel me. When all the kids, and by “kids” I mean grown young adults, are home, and by “home” I mean the place…

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By: on January 30, 2023

From 2004-2010 American television had a show that ran for six seasons on ABC.  The show was called LOST, and I, along with my family and close friends, were HOOKED. Each week we would tune in live, or watch it downloaded from iTunes, to see what was gonna happen to Hugo, Sawyer, Jack, Sayid, Kate,…

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Mythology as a Tool for Understanding Culture.

By: on November 14, 2021

One of the greatest mistakes quoted in missions, is cases of missionaries assuming that they can impose their ideas in a cross-cultural context, understanding the culture is key to working in a new culture. Joseph Campbell is a literature scholar and professor of mythology whose works reflect more of comparative mythology. His book, ‘The Hero…

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A Journey of a Thousand Miles

By: on November 10, 2021

Myth: noun a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature. any invented story, idea, or concept. an imaginary or fictitious…

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Knowing’s Edge

By: on October 19, 2020

The inside of Knowing’s Edge is unlike anything I have ever seen. Thick, overstuffed armchairs dot the room and eclectic artwork lines the walls. Long wooden tables with dinner’s remains await to be cleaned, but no one actively makes their way to do so. The room itself is dimly lit with a thin haze of…

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By: on October 12, 2020

I breathe a sigh of unease as the fog around me begins to clear. I cannot recall the last time I stepped beyond the walls of the Tower. There is tension in the air as we navigate the winding path through the thick fog. Pockets of it are less dense – vague recollections of places…

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By: on September 14, 2020

Abba ‘Abba, help us along the way, to slow down and stop. Here, may we find home in You as we are reminded of our wandering there, home in You; a light-hearted rest. Home is with us, even in us; Home is along the way and Home is in our destination. In Jesus, Amen.’ Reptilian…

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just let it: what is happening on the inside

By: on September 9, 2020

There is a leaning with leaders toward power; it seems to be something of value to them, something to compete for and acquire. In their book, ‘Not Doing’, D’Souza and Renner encourage a different approach, an opposite approach to what has become the traditional norm with leaders and their inclination toward competition and achievement. With…

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Shipwrecked and the Moral Compass

By: on February 24, 2020

During January, we had an awkward amount of time between the end of examination period and the Lunar New Year holiday.  There wasn’t enough time to begin a new unit or do any “real” teaching, so I pulled out one of the more interesting group discussions for a class activity.  The premise was simple: A…

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Only Incidental

By: on January 25, 2020

“No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Jesus of Nazareth “Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.” Carl Jung This is a subject that I do…

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Times Have Changed

By: on January 16, 2020

If the thickness of a book tells the reader anything, then one only has to look at Charles Taylor’s 900-page work, A Secular Age, to know they are in for a journey of serious academic reading. Taylor aims to sketch out a historical timeline of the secular while also framing our current reality in secularism.[1]…

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Is Leadership Worth It?

By: on September 4, 2019

Recent figures value the US leadership development industry at nearly $14 billion.[1] The Church Growth Movement, a corollary movement in the arena of church culture, has also seen an explosion in influence over the past six decades.[2] While statistical measurements of monetary output and numerical growth point to signs of success within the leadership space…

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There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills

By: on June 20, 2019

I absolutely love reading Tom Camacho, Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching. I spoke to me on many different levels, and while it was not the most prolific academic work we have read thus far, it is powerful, practical and I would even add prophetic for where leadership is going.   Camacho self…

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Diversity is a Key to Gen Z

By: on May 9, 2019

Diane Zemke holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, with a focus on enacting congregational change. Zemke, in Being SMART About Congregational Change, writes about the tools and resources necessary to enact, embrace and encounter congregational change. Zemke provides an easy to read but insightful book that is laid out in three sections.…

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Is The World Still Big?

By: on January 31, 2019

The common thought is, we live a big world that has become small, through the progression of humanity on the tidal wave technology. Polanyi walks us through the history and progression towards a “free market” world that in turn connects humanity via the financial aspect.[1] Bebbington in his work, Evangelicalism in Modern Britain[2], shows not…

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Leadership Shift

By: on November 15, 2018

One of the most impactful sermon series we do every year in the youth ministry is our series focused on identity. I learned very quickly that young people desire to “know” who they are and respond great to messages on identity. The response we so overwhelming year after year that we try to incorporate in…

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The Healing Potential of Fence-Sitting

By: on November 1, 2018

I’m likely not alone in this, but I can easily get sucked into a vortex where time seems to be accelerated and hours pass like minutes. This vortex is facebook. Of course my social media drug of choice is highly influenced by my age and I know that there is an ever growing collection of…

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Reading Never Got Harder.

By: on October 12, 2018

I have always had it very easy getting my books on Amazon and mostly in kindle version and earned some reasonable credit to enable me get some free books to my credit. It was therefore with such confidence that I put off acquiring the book “How to Talk About Books that you Haven’t Read” by…

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