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

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Differentiating Authenticity

By: on March 17, 2023

Leadership, written by Peter Guy Northouse, is a comprehensive guide to leadership theories, research, and practices.[1] This book is much more than Northouse’s opinion about leadership, it is an all-encompassing manual for leadership at its core. Northouse provides a detailed chronology of leadership and provides readers with an understanding of both traditional and contemporary approaches…

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Fallacy:  To Know Better is to Do Better

By: on March 12, 2023

Pragya Agarwal, in her book, Sway Unraveling Unconscious Bias, explains through research from various disciplines, real stories, and scientific theories the unintentional biases we all experience. Dr. Agarwal demonstrates where the biases come from, how they affect our perspectives and decision-making, and most importantly, why it is necessary to unlearn them. In her book, she…

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The Hippie and the Old Man

By: on March 7, 2023

Some of you may be familiar with the story, of the “Hippie and the Old Man.” The infamous tale has been used in many sermons over the years and become a staple illustration of God’s love for his people at their core. The message in the story is much more important than whether this event…

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Leadership vs. the Boss

By: on March 5, 2023

I spent a great amount of money (that I will not disclose) on season tickets to see the New Orleans Saints. To say that I am a fan is an understatement. If I could I would follow them to each and every game because I love to see my team playing football. I once did…

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What is land without a man…

By: on March 4, 2023

Map that Changed the World I choose not to focus on war and land, it is such a sore subject. I choose instead to focus on the man that suffered so greatly to create what the book refers to as “The Map that Changed the World”. I would like to speak to the amount of…

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Tribe of Issachar

By: on March 3, 2023

The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi is an ambitious, encompassing work to uncover what went wrong with self-regulating markets and the corresponding effects on civilization, especially during the turn of the 19th century. Polanyi was born in 1886 in Vienna and was an economic historian, social theorist, and political economist. He lived through two wars,…

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Christian Embedding

By: on March 3, 2023

Evangelicalism and capitalism have long been intertwined, but the relationship has shifted dramatically in recent years. For Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, and Georg Simmel, the exploration of the institutions of modern capitalism was an important part of their respective social theories, and the neglect of this issue left a void in sociological scholarship during the…

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Through the fire…

By: on March 3, 2023

Tempered Resilence: The author is attempts to explain to us how one becomes a leader after being subjected to challenging circumstances. The author uses the analogy of going through the process of blacksmithing. He explains that those that can stand to go through the tempered times are true leaders. He predicts  that those that can…

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Nation Building 101

By: on February 26, 2023

This week’s readings couldn’t be more dissimilar on the surface. The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester and Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall are very different stories. As I pondered to find commonality – I realized it is the difference between them that I found merit and will explore. I will briefly…

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“Figured Stones”

By: on February 24, 2023

The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester offers an engaging perspective into one man’s incredible journey towards creating something truly revolutionary, driven solely by passion and dedication. Similarly, Marshall’s book, Prisoners of Geography, provides a comprehensive overview of each region’s geopolitical dynamics, as well as its cultural influences from ancient times to the…

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What does a PhD in Geology have to say?

By: on February 21, 2023

When I began to read The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester, I began to wonder what it would have been like to be William Smith, finding different strata in the rocks and discovering coal…coal that could be traced and mapped. Having no background in geology, I thought: “I wonder if Bill has…

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Reinvestment of Profits or Disciples of Jesus?

By: on February 19, 2023

In his book, The Protestant Ethic and the “Spirit” of Capitalism and Other Writings, Max Weber (1864-1920) utilized his professions of sociology and history to investigate the causality of modern capitalism and the religious forces of his day known as the Protestant Reformation. It is important to note that his work is considered a classic,…

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Does Size Matter?

By: on February 17, 2023

Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is one of the most influential books in modern sociology.[1] Written by German sociologist Max Weber, this book examines how religious beliefs can shape economic behavior. Weber looks at how Calvinism, a branch of Protestant Christianity, encouraged what he called “the Spirit of Capitalism.” His…

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Can’t resist

By: on February 12, 2023

The War of Art I did not read the books in any specific order but it was fitting that I read “The War of Art” last. When I learned that the author was talking about resistance, I knew that it was quite a familiar topic. Instead of tackling the things that were important I decided…

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Gray Areas

By: on February 11, 2023

I have always enjoyed the creative process of developing a new course, training seminar, or workshop. So, this book, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, by Steven Pressfield, spoke to many of my experiences. Two key topics from this week’s assigned readings provided insights into why it…

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Bold As A Lion

By: on February 9, 2023

As we dig for gold in ourselves and others, we begin to overcome anxiety and become a pro. Resistance no longer has a hold of us, we become masters of our environments. We have become doctors no longer easily rattled, but focused on the task and having the best interest of our Heavenly Father, but…

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Inspiration Station 

By: on February 8, 2023

The world is fast and we accelerate it with the ability to keep up.  There is an inversely proportional relationship between peace and chaos; and the antithesis of our over-committed stressful routines, poor choices, and difficult roads to completion – is occasional freedom. I often find myself somewhere on the spectrum near procrastination and “inspired…

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Status Quo

By: on February 4, 2023

Reading Evangelicalism in Modern Britain raised and answered quite a few questions regarding the overall impact Christianity has had on many global issues. Although Bebbington’s work focused primarily on the effect in Britain, there were references to America, which helped to situate the historical trajectory across the two continents. However, the most troubling question I…

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Providential Quadrilateral Evangelicalism

By: on February 2, 2023

Evangelicalism has been a major force in modern British history, the following resources provide an in-depth look at this important movement. David Bebbington’s Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s and Jason Clark’s Evangelicalism and Capitalism explore how evangelical Christianity shaped British society during this period. In his book, Bebbington…

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Be it train, plane, automobile…get here

By: on February 1, 2023

The Protestant Ethic & The Spirit of Capitalism In the anxiousness to have the woman he loved get to him one of my favorite singers says the line “be it train, plane, automobile, …get here. His feelings said by any means necessary I want the goal to be you here with me. Many things in…

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