Thursday, July 2, 2009

Random Linkage for Theology Thursday

The Sometimes Surprise Price of Success by Bob Hyatt
c/o Nathan Colquhoun
"We ask people to love their neighbors. But what if that means they need to be less involved in church activities? Is that okay? Of course it’s okay. But for us—internally—is it okay?"

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Hands-on Advice from Servolution
These four ideas about your local church's growth and health may seem pretty common sense, but Lord knows common sense isn't as common as we'd like it to be.

Number three on the list is quite succinct and timely and gets to the heart of what I was blathering on about here.

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Daryl is now blogging
If you're around Hillside, our youth pastor has set up a blog over here.

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Kyle asks whether we can bring about a culture change in our understanding of church "leadership"
As this conversation develops, we're gonna uncover a doozy for sure. Ask any burnt-out pastor and you'll know we're already behind on moving things forward to greater freedom/health.

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Lessons from Stale Lake
c/o Church Marketing Sucks
Warning: this video spoof on life inside a "relevant" church is chock-full of inside-jokes. That said, it's a guaranteed gut-buster for anyone who's ever been or is currently in a full-time "ministry" role.

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On Tent-cities and Homeless Shelters
The most interesting part of this article about the continuing challenge of Victoria's homeless trying to find/make shelter is the story of Ralph who credits the community found in a tent-city as helping him get clean, housed and back on track.

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