DLGP

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

Evolving Beyond Errors: Lessons from Cancel Culture

By: on February 8, 2024

Do you have a personal story – or a story of someone close to you who has been on the edge of being canceled? Anecdotally in my world it seems everyone can either tell of a moment they were on the verge of being accused of something or know someone who was accused of something…

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Not Everything is as it Seems….

By: on February 7, 2024

The pastor of a mega-church that Nancy and I once attended was a phenomenal speaker (although, with 20 years gone by and seminary under my belt, I would push back on many things he said). The one thing I appreciated about him was that at the end of every sermon, he would look out at…

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Data Meets Art: Bridging the Gap

By: on February 7, 2024

Anytime I see a book title with the word “numbers” in it I run away as quickly as I can. Far, far away. I have never been fond of numbers, but interestingly, Tim Harford refers to this as a sense of naïve realism, where we “confuse our own perspective with something more universal.” [1] In…

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Blinded by Experiences?

By: on February 7, 2024

When I first started reading Tim Harford’s book How to Make the World Add Up, I thought, ah, this read will be a breeze. I agree with Harford’s premise that statistics can give us valuable information. At first glance, his ten rules for thinking about statistics seemed straightforward and easy.  Early in my career, I…

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Numbers Tell a Story… (Cerita)

By: on February 6, 2024

I was eager to read, [1] “How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers” by Tim Harford. Numbers intimidate me. My history with math exams in school and college was challenging, but upon reading the reviews, I convinced myself that it was time to overcome my intimidation of numbers…

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Cancel Culture…No one is safe, not even Dr. Seuss

By: on February 6, 2024

In 2021, the Dr. Seuss Foundation voluntarily pulled several books from print due to racial and ethnic stereotypes which caused quite a backlash in the children’s literary community as well as with the many fans that still adore Dr. Seuss’s writings. An article, “Dr. Seuss Books are Pulled, and a ‘Cancel Culture’ Controversy Erupts” put…

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The Anti-Hero

By: on February 6, 2024

I have four teenage daughters living at home. Thus, the iconic star – Taylor Swift, is a topic of discussion around our dinner table almost nightly. This week we have seen a collision of the political world and pop culture, all centering around Taylor Swift. Now, I am not a closet Swiftie (A person who…

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مسیحی منصرف شده در کلرادو اسپرینگز.

By: on February 6, 2024

مسیحی منصرف شده در کلرادو اسپرینگز., Cancelled Christian in Colorado Springs (Arabic) Part 1: Introduction/I think I have been cancelled! Part 2: What I gleaned from Greg Part 3: What my peers are saying Epilogue   Part 1: I think I have been cancelled When I came to Colorado Springs in 2021, I was dead…

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Honor and Shame?

By: on February 6, 2024

“Cancel culture” has always seemed to be one of those terms that everybody uses differently. Ask ten people what it means, and you’ll get ten different answers. This coupled with the fact that many examples of canceling seem happen to celebrities and/or public figures, I’ve never really given too much thought to cancel culture. This…

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Canceled by an Algorithm?

By: on February 5, 2024

From elementary age until I was a young adult, Bill Cosby provided me with hundreds of hours of entertainment. From watching the animated series “Fat Albert” on Saturday mornings, to belly laughing while listening to vinyl comedy albums (remember those?) to my standing appointment with “must-see TV” that kicked off every Thursday at 8p with…

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Loving Through Dialogue

By: on February 5, 2024

What is so distinctive about this point in time that earns it the designation of being a “Cancel Culture?” Surely, there have been other times when society has been strongly rewarded for complying with a norm and penalized for going against the grain. These thoughts and more were in my mind as I sat to…

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What’s So Amazing About Grace?

By: on February 5, 2024

I have a bad case of jet lag. Really bad. I experienced it going TO Europe a few weeks ago, and I got it again coming BACK to Oregon a few days ago. I didn’t think it would affect my return trip, because I was drinking lots of water, holding off bedtime, and doing all…

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Cancel Culture and New Institutions

By: on February 5, 2024

As I write this, I’m pondering Bobby Duffy’s Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything, reminding myself that “the world…is frequently not anywhere near as bad as we think.”[1] But even if we ARE wrong about a lot of things, the effects of Cancel Culture are real, particularly on college campuses, especially over the past several…

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