len on February 25th, 2018

I’m at the Queen of Apostles retreat centre in Mississauga, Ontario. On the desk is a heavy bible. We evangelicals are always looking for a way to summarize, or somehow reduce Scripture to something manageable. Meantime the Catholic bible covers extra territory! “My child, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for testing. […]

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len on February 17th, 2018

Michael Krause writes in the Foreword — In response to my efforts to engage seminary students with the concept of a world beyond Christendom, I see everything from knowing nods to blank stares. Some of the students have experienced the disorientation of the Postmodern context while others think that post-Christendom is just about people not […]

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len on November 9th, 2017

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len on November 6th, 2017

The manuscript is off to the publisher. I’m going to post a link to the Introduction and first chapter here. And this is the Abstract — Our organizations are failing; as leaders we’re struggling. Nothing seems reliable anymore. How do we respond to adaptive challenges? Why do we feel so lost? The Franklin expedition failed […]

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len on September 19th, 2017

And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight . Phil. 1.9 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he pastures his flock among the lilies. Song of Songs 6.3 Speaking out of Philippians 1 last week, I focused on v 9-11. What is […]

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len on September 16th, 2017

“Attention is a strange thing. It’s often thought that the way to retain power or influence is to hold onto people’s attention—to keep it active, front and center. That’s how iPhone rose to prominence, after all: by ripping a hole in popular understanding of mobile telephony and introducing a totally new paradigm. “But over time, […]

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len on March 15th, 2017

“Tell of it, you who ride on tawny asses, you who sit on rich carpets, and you who walk by the way. “To the sound of musicians at the watering places, there they repeat the triumphs of Yahweh, the triumphs of his peasantry in Israel.” – Judges 5:10-11 Walter Brueggemann comments on the verses above: […]

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len on February 18th, 2017

Discipline in the spiritual life means “a gradual process of coming home to where we belong and listening there to the voice which desires our attention. It is the voice of the ‘first love.’ St. John writes: ‘We are in love… because God first loved us.” It is this first love which offers us the […]

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