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Distributive Leadership

Dr. G. & Friends

Distributive Leadership

December 4, 2017—Leadership, by its nature, is an isolating enterprise. Leaders need to stand apart, sometimes they stand alone; often leadership is a lonely state of being. There are organizations, churches and non-profits included, that take a different approach by…

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What if desire is essential to human flourishing?

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What if desire is essential to human flourishing?

November 30, 2017—Desire is a word that stirs mixed feelings within the devout and searching person. Most of us are uneasy when we hear the word as it evokes images of unmet desires or perhaps passions that are less than…

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Choosing Principles over Relationships

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Choosing Principles over Relationships

November 27, 2017—This is one of those rules that at first pass sounds “anti-Christian” and counter-intuitive. We are taught that relationship is at the heart of what it means to be Christian and at the center of what it means…

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The Rebellious Pillow: A Story

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The Rebellious Pillow: A Story

November 20, 2017—I know a man who likes to sleep, although he’s not a lazy person by any means. He is responsible, competent, and productive in his work, but he likes his sleep! In fact, he is the only person…

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Center for Lifelong Learning Provides Online Certificate for Elders

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Center for Lifelong Learning Provides Online Certificate for Elders

November 18, 2017—The Presbytery of Wabash Valley based in Rochester, IN recently completed its first course as part of a new effort to provide online education for leaders in local churches. A new Ruling Elder Certificate Program was created by…

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Old Molly and the Flipped Switch

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Old Molly and the Flipped Switch

November 16, 2017—My memory holds many stories from my childhood. Two continue to shape me in profound ways.

Old Molly is a true story, first told to me by my grandmother. Old Molly was the family’s only cow, highly valued…

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Atlanta Area Seminary Builds Relationships in Korea

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Atlanta Area Seminary Builds Relationships in Korea

November 15, 2017—Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, President of Columbia Theological Seminary, and Dr. Kevin Park, Associate Dean for Advanced Professional Studies, are visiting Presbyterian seminaries, universities, and churches in South Korea during November 6-16. Drs. Van Dyk and Park will…

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Leadership Lessons from Baboons

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Leadership Lessons from Baboons

November 13, 2017—Robert Sapolsky, the hirsute professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Stanford University, has been studying stress in primate populations for years (he is also a master lecturermany a classroom professor can learn a thing or two watching…

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Columbia Theological Seminary Begins Certification with Green Seminary Initiative

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Columbia Theological Seminary Begins Certification with Green Seminary Initiative

November 11, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary is one of fifteen seminaries across the United States and in Costa Rica to sign on to a rigorous 3-year certification program to integrate environmental care into all aspects of their institutional and community life.

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