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Jan
31

How to Lead a Meeting

Frustrated colleagues playing at conference call

There is good book by Patrick Lencioni called Death by Meeting. The book is good; the title is great. The title resonates with many church leaders I know because so many of us have been in meetings that felt like torture. Who hasn’t been in a meeting that drags on and on?  Or a meeting…
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Jan
30

The Three Rs of Transformation

Revival tent

Twice a year, Western Seminary produces a magazine addressing key themes of interest to ministry leaders. The most recent issue focused on spiritual renewal in our own lives and our churches. You can read the feature article below. Other articles in the magazine address personal transformation, the need for revival in Uganda, revival through college…
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Jan
29

5 Books to Note (from Chad Hall)

Birth of the Chaordic Age

By Michael Fletcher Chad Hall is the Director of Coaching at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He “believes coaching to be an essential mindset and skill set for ministers today — an approach to conversations that allows us to express and expand the kingdom of God.” I hope you enjoy his selection of 5 Books…
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Jan
29

Preaching the Gospel from the Old Testament: A Case Study

Jonah in the belly of the fish

Last week I shared 3 Guiding Principles for Preaching the Gospel from the Old Testament. But abstract principles like that are of little help unless you know how to apply them in specific situations. So let’s see how these principles might unfold in a sermon series on Jonah. Preaching Jonah Practically Jonah can be preached…
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Jan
28

This Week on Transformed (1/28)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week A Two-Talent Christian in a Five-Talent World (Marc Cortez): When I get frustrated that I don’t have more, it means I’ve forgotten who I am. I think my frustration often comes from the fact that I think I should have a larger role to play in the story. After all,…
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