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The Healing Bible – I’m Torn

February 27, 2009

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Church World Direct sent this out today. website: http://www.thehealingbibleandcd.com/ — VIA: — I’m torn. There is great healing and hope found in the Scriptures, no doubt. There is a powerful mystical presence that holy writ has had on humanity, and continues to have on its conscious. And one ought not need to become a Biblical […]

The Business of Being Born | Notes & Review

February 27, 2009

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The Business of Being Born. New Line Home Entertainment, February 2007. www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com There are a couple great reviews out there. Salon.com, Variety.com, Guardian.co.uk, and a fairly critical one by Slate.com. — VIA: — After watching the film (via Netflix’s Instant Watch feature) and reading the reviews, I’m a little torn and confused. First, I have […]

Patrick Lencioni (POV) – Virtual Teams

February 26, 2009

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February 2009. First, teams must not underestimate “the challenges of being dispersed.” Second, teams must not “[waste] the precious time that they do spend together.” Too many virtual teams utilize their quarterly or monthly in-person sessions engaging in social activities, somehow believing that this is how the team will bond. While social time is okay, […]

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization | Notes & Review

February 26, 2009

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As someone who is not as well versed in this area of history, I must take caution as to the bias and presentation of programs like these. The Netflix reviews are helpful for keeping that in mind, as many are critical of the differing favorings of this presentation. Either way, if you can filter through […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Barry Schwartz On Our Loss of Wisdom

February 25, 2009

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Absolutely fantastic! One of my favorites. I’ve transcripted much of it below. http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_our_loss_of_wisdom.html In his inaugural address, Barack Obama appealed to each of us to give our best as we try to extricate ourselves from this current financial crisis. But what did he appeal to? He did not, happily, follow in the footsteps of his […]

When Details Get You Down | Notes & Reflections

February 24, 2009

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Just kinda needed this in my current season. Not sure why, but as I read it, I just felt “close” to it in some way. “When Details Get You Down” by Chris Armstrong. 2/20/2009 (.pdf) A few quotes that sum: “While my mind obliged me to serve this present world in outward action,” he wrote, […]

Youth Ministry 3.0 | Notes & Review

February 10, 2009

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Mark Oestreicher (Marko). Youth Ministry 3.0: A Manifesto of Where We’veĀ  Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need To Go. Zondervan/YS, 2009. (150 pages). There are dozens (if not hundreds) of reviews online. CHAPTER 1: The Need for Change exhorts us to adjust our thinking. To be fair, we youth workers are doing what […]