Monthly Archives: July 2008

Will or willfulness?

A reader on Margaret Marcuson’s blog, The Leadership Circle blog, asked a good question that comes up every now and again. He asked about the difference between having a will and willfulness. It’s a point of misunderstanding I hear now … Continue reading

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Kudos to Meg Hess in CC

I was gratified to read a fine article by Margaret “Meg” Hess in the current issue of the Christian Century magazine. Meg is a participant in the Leadership in Ministry Workshops (LIM) and has written a couple of articles for … Continue reading

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Is BFST objective or subjective?

A friend asked about where Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) fell in the divide between subjective and objective. It was an interesting question that led to some stimulating conversation. Personally, I’d put BFST more on the subjective-interpretive side. Please like … Continue reading

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Now I’m an art critic

I’ve been invited to write a magazine article on artistic interpretations of biblical texts. I enthusiastically accepted the invitation from the editor. Given my lifelong interest in art in general, and religious art in particular, and the fact that I’ve … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

A colleague is making a change in his church staff position. He’s struggling with coming up with a new ministry job title. He says, “While I realize the main thing is how one functions, job titles are suggestive and important.” … Continue reading

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Another blog on blogging

Every once is a while someone asks how I manage to post a blog entry every day. My canned response is, “I try to have a thought every day, then, I write it down.” Blogging is a good exercise for … Continue reading

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