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The Theory of Hype

Dr. G. & Friends

The Theory of Hype

June 3, 2019—Cleaning out some files I came across a listing of businesses for which I had done consultations some years ago. The list was from the early nineties when I was doing more consultations with businesses and corporations than…

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Columbia History: Prof. John L. Girardeau

In the Campus Forum

Columbia History: Prof. John L. Girardeau

June 1, 2019Since its founding in 1828, Columbia Theological Seminary has witnessed and supported the society changing within and around it. In anticipation of the release of Erskine Clarke’s history of the seminary, To Count Our Days: A History of…

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Leadership in Ministry Feature: Lance King

Along the Journey

Leadership in Ministry Feature: Lance King

Bowen Family Systems Theory offers a way of thinking that affects every aspect of leadership in ministry.

Workshops are taught by BFST experts and help participants confidently lead their congregations and organizations. Participants gain insight from learning with others while…

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Four Systems Traps When Starting at a New Ministry

Dr. G. & Friends

Four Systems Traps When Starting at a New Ministry

May 27, 2019—Bill Wilson, founder and director of the Center for Healthy Churches in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, wrote about “4 Traps for Clergy Moving to a New Congregation.” He named them as the trap of expectations, the…

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The Awe of Pilgrimage!

Along the Journey

The Awe of Pilgrimage!

Awe! It’s all about awe!

 

I am keeping locked deep within me the serene sense of my time and experience during my pilgrimage to Ghost Ranch, in Abiquiu, New Mexico – the final requirement for the Certificate in Spiritual…

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Graduates Celebrate at 2019 Commencement for Columbia Seminary

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Graduates Celebrate at 2019 Commencement for Columbia Seminary

May 21, 2019—Columbia Theological Seminary held its annual commencement exercises at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. This year, 64 students were awarded 70 degrees in six graduate degree programs. Six graduates received dual degrees in the Master of Divinity…

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Can You Pass This Educational Test?

Dr. G. & Friends

Can You Pass This Educational Test?

May 20, 2019—Throwing out some old files and materials (New Year’s Resolution no. 7) I stumbled across an old final exam from a course I offered over two decades ago when I was teaching adjunctively. Reviewing the course material I…

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9 Types: Insights About the Enneagram

Along the Journey

9 Types: Insights About the Enneagram

My Number is Six

As a six, I am constantly scanning the room.

I like to claim a position in the corner where I can see everything and where I don’t have my back to someone who might approach.

I…

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Leadership in Ministry Feature: Julie Josund

Along the Journey

Leadership in Ministry Feature: Julie Josund

Bowen Family Systems Theory offers a way of thinking that affects every aspect of leadership in ministry.

Workshops are taught by BFST experts and help participants confidently lead their congregations and organizations. Participants gain insight from learning with others while sharing their…

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