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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 August 26th, 2017

A year ago, as I finished the first draft of Broken Futures, I wrote in the acknowledgements: “Yesterday I stood in a new doorway – one I created with a hammer and a crow-bar. I first had to expose the ancient plaster and lathe on the interior wall of our 100 year old home, and […]

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len on August 21st, 2017

Geography is simply a visible form of theology. (Levenson, 1985. 116) How do we get to know our cities? How do we identify the spirit of a place? What theological and social frameworks will contribute to our understanding? We have begun to sketch these above, but our theological frames are likely to be diverse, shaped […]

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len on August 11th, 2017

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len on August 11th, 2017

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len on July 14th, 2017

“Traditionally a journey was a rhythm of three forces: time, self and space. Now the digital virus has truncated time and space. Marooned on each instant, we have forfeited the practice of patience, the attention to emergence and delight in the Eros of discovery. The self has become anxious for what the next instant might […]

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len on March 6th, 2017

“The synoptic gospels present the Last Supper as a “new Temple” moment… Like all Passover meals, it was not just a signpost, but a means, through the sharing of food and wine, of partaking in the event about to be accomplished. When Jesus wanted to explain to his followers the meaning of his death, he […]

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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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