Category Archives: Leading Change

Meandering thoughts on Nein Quarterly, hermeneutics, a little Kierkegaard, and leading change in a Church of Christ, Part 4

Kierkegaard Jared Byas recently posted a Kierkegaard quotation at Peter Enns’ blog: My listener, allow me to make a confession about myself here. I still do not dare to be utterly alone with God’s Word. I don’t have the honesty … Continue reading

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Meandering thoughts on Nein Quarterly, hermeneutics, a little Kierkegaard, and leading change in a Church of Christ, Part 3

Our story I’ve written several times about the story in which we live — and yet I’m sure it remains a foreign concept to most. The idea is that, whether we realize it or not, we all have a certain … Continue reading

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Meandering thoughts on Nein Quarterly, hermeneutics, a little Kierkegaard, and leading change in a Church of Christ, Part 2

Solutions Family, our denominational identity, the story we live, and hermeneutics. It’s a tall order to expect any church leadership to successfully lead their congregation through so many barriers to change. The solution, I think, is to tackle these issues … Continue reading

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Meandering thoughts on Nein Quarterly, hermeneutics, a little Kierkegaard, and leading change in a Church of Christ, Part 1

Hermeneutics and change in church As you know, I’m an avid reader of Richard Beck’s blog Experimental Theology (a title I wish I’d thought of — and thought of before he did. I’m so very jealous.) And he recently posted … Continue reading

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Carey Nieuwhof: 11 Signs Your Church Will Soon Be Extinct

Insightful post from Carey Nieuwhof — 1. No sense of urgency 2. Urgency about the wrong things 3. Decline has made you cautious 4. Success has made you cautious 5. Your affection for the past is greater than your excitement for the future … Continue reading

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Mark Love: Stupid Ministry Tricks, Part 2

We’re continuing to consider some posts from Mark Love’s blog Dei-liberations. After Mark posted the article that we considered yesterday, he received some criticism of his statement that a sermon series is not an effective way to bring about change … Continue reading

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Mark Love: Stupid Ministry Tricks, Part 1

I’m quickly becoming a big fan of Mark Love’s blog Dei-liberations. For those who don’t know Mark, he is Director of the Resource Center for Missional Leadership at Rochester College. His work there includes directing a Master’s degree in missional leadership, working with existing … Continue reading

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