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Do not judge a book by its cover

By: on December 5, 2019

IMPORTANCE OF A TITLE IN WRITING Having an attractive title is vital for any book to be read or to not be read. Convincing people to read your book demands for a title that will make readers inquisitive and to ask questions like: what next, how and why this book is a must for one…

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Is it pure sacrilegious? Or, are we missing something?

By: on November 25, 2019

Okay, I have to say this book title sounds just a bit tad more than ironic. The title actually sounds sacrilegious! But, quite the title. As far as a marketing scheme, it is genius. Since I am probably being groomed as a scruffy cultured individual, it’s probably a must-read. So, I read. What the title…

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PB and J

By: on November 23, 2019

The last few months have been full of all kinds of new learning for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed the books we have not read together. Yes, it has been highly informative the learning from different perspectives, viewpoints of classmates on books they haven’t read and sharing my thoughts (to the best of my ability)…

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Is It Possible To Talk About People You Haven’t Met?

By: on November 21, 2019

https://youtu.be/BacjILwcJf4 PC: @detroitshooting James I stood before my brothers (형제) and sisters (자매) staring into their souls, hoping to hear what I wanted to hear. I have read a portion of their lives in the anthology, “Mixed Korean: Our Stories,” but that is such a small tidbit of who someone is. “The act of reading…

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One Word At A Time

By: on November 19, 2019

We live in a world consumed with knowledge. According to Berrett-Koehler Publishers there were over 700,000 books self-published in 2015. In 2013 over 300,000 books were published by traditional publishers. To date there are well over 1 million books self-published every year. A book has less than a 1% chance of being stocked by a…

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Capturing the Constellations

By: on November 19, 2019

In How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read, Paris-based professor of French literature and psychoanalyst, Pierre Bayard, has fused French satire with sheer brilliance. While the title suggests a hack’s guide to reading-by-never-reading, the book is a thoughtful examination of the art of reading. Throughout its pages, Bayard reveals how unrealistic it is for…

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The Subtle Art of Bull

By: on November 18, 2019

At some point, we’ve all be there: We were assigned to read a book and, for whatever reason, we decided we could better spend our time doing something else.  Whether it be because we were just put it off for too long, we began the book and were bored to tears once we started it,…

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Liberating Latent Creativity

By: on November 17, 2019

At first glance, Pierre Bayard’s provocatively titled book, How to Talk about Books You Haven’t Read, appears like a pithy how-to book to help doop others in conversations about literature. In our microwave culture, one might be tempted to situate Bayard’s work along with others that promise the quick, unearned benefits of a life-long pursuit…

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To Read, or Not to Read?

By: on November 17, 2019

Johannes Gutenberg developed the Gutenberg Press in 1454 by merging two of his key inventions: a printing press and a mold for making reusable, movable letters.[1]In his experimentation of book development, Gutenberg desired to produce letters that were equal in quality to that which expert scribes were able to produce by hand. The first font…

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Use Your Mistakes As Stepping Stones…

By: on November 17, 2019

Being an effective leader: what does that mean? According to Walker, the goal of effective leadership is leading out of who you are and helping enable people to take responsibility.[1] This is some pretty powerful stuff! In one of my favorite passages from The Undefended Leader, the author shares that it is a moral responsibility…

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Mercy, Mercy, Me

By: on November 16, 2019

Marvin Gaye once sang a song called, “Mercy, Mercy, Me”. This song was directed to the ecology of the earth being disrupted by oil spills in the ocean, mercury in the fish, and pollution in the skies. Even in the 1970’s, this soul-singer was concerned by what he was seeing, wondering how things could progress…

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Remarkable or Ordinary?

By: on November 16, 2019

Simon P. Walker, author of the trilogy The Undefended Leader, in Leading Out of Who You Are: Discovering the Secret of Undefended Leadership, distinguishes certain leaders as those with moral authority “having been proved trustworthy, usually through trial and suffering.”[1] Walker describes the difference between these remarkable versus ordinary leaders as those with character which…

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Undefended Leader Nuggets

By: on November 16, 2019

Researcher Simon P. Walker, working with his colleague Jo Walker, discovered consistent patterns through repetitive cognitive tests conducted between 2000 and 2015, in studies with over 15,000 individuals.[1] From his research, he coined the term “steering cognition.” Walker proposed that steering cognition crucially aided individuals to self-regulate their mental wellbeing and social competencies. Out of…

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Failed Ego

By: on November 16, 2019

Last evening I attended the graduation dinner for a group of students at a school where I am the chaplain. The keynote speaker for evening is currently a principal dancer in the New Zealand National Ballet. What struck me from the moment I met him was how uptight he was; he later confessed he did…

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Why Would There Be a New Renaissance in The Next 50 Years.

By: on November 16, 2019

Reading the Trilogy of the undefended Leader by Simon Walker[1], was indeed a great opportunity, not only to see where I stand as a leader, taking stock of my strengths and weaknesses but also bring Clarity as to what kind of Leader I need to be. Simon Walker is a researcher and writer in the…

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Front to Back

By: on November 15, 2019

I really enjoyed reading this week. In fact, The Undefended Leader may be my favorite book of the semester. I wish I had more than one week to devote to reading it, and I hope to return to it after my DMin projects have been turned in. Admittedly, I read too slowly and did not…

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The Undefended Leader

By: on November 15, 2019

It is impressive how Simon Walter brings out the trilogy of the Undefended leader. His definition of these types of leadership brings out the right kind of leadership we experience in our lives. Leading out of who you are, with nothing to lose and with everything to give, is a Christian concept of self-denial for…

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The Experience is not the End

By: on November 15, 2019

When I was sixteen my parents went to a conference with John Wimber. During the course of the conference my dad went forward to get prayed over by Wimber. By all accounts it was an amazing experience for him. My dad was a mistake, or at least that is what his mother repeatedly told him…

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A Whole New World

By: on November 14, 2019

Christianity in Canadian context finds itself somewhere in between secularised Europe and the dominance Christian culture still holds in the United States of America. Canada is decidedly post-Christian in its secularised public life, but almost a third of the country is still committed to organised religious practice while another third is practising private spirituality.[1] The…

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