Monthly Archives: March 2008

Book review: The Year 1000, by Lacey

Eight years into the new millennium has diminished the novelty of that turn of the calendar. I can’t remember when was the last article or workshop I’ve seen with a reference to how to anticipate and address some concern “in … Continue reading

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Things becoming obsolete

Last week someone left a plastic bag on my porch. It contained two hefty telephone directories. This yearly event used to annoy me. I have no use for phone books. If I want to find a person, company, or address … Continue reading

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Emotional process, leadership, and anxiety

In preparation for an upcoming presentation I’ve been examining the dynamics of emotional process and anxiety as they relate to leadership. Since my orientation for this study is Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) my definition of leadership is related to … Continue reading

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Columbus, Philosophy, and Christian Education

The following is from the book Myths: Fact and Fiction about Teaching and Learning by Israel Galindo. How well do you know fact from fiction? Fiction: Christopher Columbus sailed to the new world on the Nina, the Pinta, and the … Continue reading

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Book review: The Apathetic and Bored Church Member by Savage

Just about every year one of our doctoral students approaches me wanting to do a study on why church members leave their congregation. About half the time it’s clear about what’s behind the motivation for the study: anxiety from church … Continue reading

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St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Today is the feast day of St. Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386) who has one of the best quotes on respecting parents: “For however much we may repay them, yet we can never be to them what they as parents have … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs, Plants, and Enthusiasm

The following is from the book Myths: Fact and Fiction about Teaching and Learning by Israel Galindo. How well do you know fact from fiction? FICTION: The only plausible theory for the extinction of dinosaurs offered by scientists is that … Continue reading

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