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 February 14th, 2018

Chris Erdman opines, “Christendom afforded the church and its pastors many advantages, but those advantages … blinded the church to the many ways the Word of God became compromised to causes subversive and many times antithetical to the reign of God.” Of course this isn’t a new thought to you if you are familiar with […]

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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 9th, 2017

“Because the very foundations of American society, including the family, are crumbling, we MUST seek and find strong leaders. But we need a new kind of leader—beyond the celebrity, beyond the pragmatist—to show us the way to the abundant life, the food life that God originally intended for his children and still longs for us […]

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len on September 9th, 2017

The inertia of the pragmatic church is often startling. When a movement grows in size and popularity it becomes like an ocean liner, requiring a huge expanse of space in order to negotiate any change in course. New movements are like lifeboats, small and flexible, diverse and empowered, and respond rapidly to their new environments. […]

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len on July 9th, 2017

“Given that people everywhere in the system are necessary to develop effective responses, a critical leadership role is to focus attention on developing the processes and relationships that support people coming together to develop solutions.” (When Complex Systems Fail) Meg Wheatley is aware of field science. Vision is a field. Individually we see only a […]

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len on July 3rd, 2017

In 2007 David Fitch offered an overview of the work that Mark Lau Branson is doing around appreciative enquiry. Alan Roxburgh likewise applauded the benefits of using”appreciative enquiry” in local congregations as part a transformation process. Alan suggested AI as a tool which enabled people to be “listened into speech.” Mark’s book is Memories, Hopes, […]

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