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Eight Ways to Kill an Organization

Dr. G. & Friends

Eight Ways to Kill an Organization

I’ve done enough consultations long enough and studied organizations carefully enough to recognize a pattern in some organizations. I refer here to those whose organizations, some young, some old, that ended their institutional lifespan. Though many were surprised by the...

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Delicious Can Be Good For You

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Delicious Can Be Good For You

With more and more people getting vaccinated, the closer we are getting to being able to gather again with family and friends, which also means that pretty soon we will once again be able to participate in one of life’s...

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Touched By An Angel

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Touched By An Angel

I still haven’t gotten used to being called an angel.

When introducing myself to someone new, if I mention my work as a hospice chaplain the most common response is “Oh my goodness! You are such an angel.”

 

What...

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Dr. Jake Myers Named the Wade P. Huie Chair of Homiletics

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Dr. Jake Myers Named the Wade P. Huie Chair of Homiletics

Dr. Love Sechrest, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Columbia Theological Seminary, announced that Dr. Jake Myers was elected by the Board of Trustees as the Wade P. Huie Associate Professor of Homiletics. The chair was...

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The Validity of Prayer

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The Validity of Prayer

First, I think I need to start this post by saying that I believe in prayer and am a practitioner (although I must confess that I didn’t really know how to pray until I was forty, even though I grew up...

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A Formation Approach to Continued Education

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A Formation Approach to Continued Education

In 1966 Jerome Bruner, Harvard psychologist and educator, wrote:

There is a dilemma in describing a course of study.

One must begin by setting forth the intellectual substance of what is to be taught, else there can be no sense...

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Christ’s Most Cherished Resources

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Christ’s Most Cherished Resources

Stress filled working conditions and even forced terminations are continuously decimating one of Christ’s most cherished resources, the ministers of His church.  Once upon a time, I experienced this myself and retired, but not happily. I needed time away from...

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COLUMBIA SEMINARY OFFERS NEW PROGRAM TO SUPPORT CLERGY IN CRISIS 

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COLUMBIA SEMINARY OFFERS NEW PROGRAM TO SUPPORT CLERGY IN CRISIS 

DECATUR, GA. Ministering to Ministers Foundation (MTM), a long-standing program offering resources for terminated clergy and other church professionals, is now a program administered by the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary. 

 

Founded in 1994 by Dr....

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How to Make a Choice

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How to Make a Choice

In Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) the concept of differentiation of self is all about functioning. One manifestation of the extent to which one is functioning in a self-differentiated manner is how well one can separate feeling from thinking. I...
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A Call to Compassion

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A Call to Compassion

 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.”  Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple...

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