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To Heal A Fractured World | Notes & Review

August 21, 2009

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. To Heal A Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility. Schocken Books, 2005. (279 pages) Part 1: THE CALL TO RESPONSIBILITY Chapter 1: The Ethics of Responsibility Being human means being conscious and being responsible. – Viktor Frankl “Life is God’s call to responsibility. That is the theme of this book. More than […]

The Women’s Crusade

August 19, 2009

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/23/magazine/23Women-t.html Nicholas Kristof, NYTimes.com, 2009-08-17. Kristof’s journalism continues to inspire me, and this article is up there on the top (see also the Girl Effect). The following are a few poignant quotes. I recommend reading the whole article, however, because in it, the substance of this article is in the stories that he tells. “Women […]

Louie Giglio – Trees of Hong Kong

August 13, 2009

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Can the church be relevant as we move forward? “Gospel” is a story of how to move forward, and why, and everyone has an idea of how and why to move forward. And as believers, we have an idea, a story, for how and why to move forward…and that gospel, that story is Jesus. “Q” […]

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2009 – Bill Hybels: Closing

August 7, 2009

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(after the Tony Blair interview)… I would ask every leader to ask the question of your irreducible core, and to stay true to that. 2 Kings 5, the story of Naaman. The great temptation for some of us is that we have to set our minds in the next 48 hours is to go out […]

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2009 – Tony Blair: An Interview

August 7, 2009

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I felt very normal, but I have felt compelled to step out. Most people like to be liked. People want to be popular. But you must take it within yourself that there are things that you will stand for, and not be flexible on. Part of leadership is having that inner core. I used to […]

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2009 – Bono: The Church…Three Years Later

August 7, 2009

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We believe that ‘love thy neighbor’ is not a vice. “I referred to the church as the “sleeping giant,” but what I didn’t know is that the giant could run that fast.” As smart as someone can be, intuition is better than intellect. You should never believe that it’s all dependent upon you. But you […]

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2009 – Chip & Dan Heath: Switch

August 7, 2009

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There are certain kinds of changes in the world that are really big that seem to happen effortlessly, but then there are the others that seem excruciating. Why is that? Change is filled with conflict. Part of us want to save for retirement, but then splurge; lose weight, but then eat a cookie. Part of […]