Category Archive: Communication

May 09

“The ministry of listening” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christians have forgotten that the ministry of listening has been committed to them by Him who is Himself the great listener and whose work they should share. We should listen with the ears of God that we may speak the Word of God. “The ministry of listening” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer https://tollelege.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/the-ministry-of-listening-by-dietrich-bonhoeffer/ See also https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/688582-there-is-a-kind-of-listening-with-half-an-ear 

Jan 21

At some point, we need to Make America United Again

(written Jan. 21, 2017) It was a very strange election year, for many reasons. (I didn’t feel that either party, during the election, put up a viable candidate.  OK, that can happen from time to time.) The thing that concerns me is how divisive many have become. I don’t believe that tearing down and ‘throwing …

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Nov 03

Cubs Win, Cubs Win

On Nov. 2, 2016, the Chicago Cubs won Game 7 of the World Series over the Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in 10 innings. It was a great game and a great season for the Cubs. Here are a few of my reflections. (More could be written-it will suffice for now.) Click the file. game7-reflection

Jun 13

Suggestions for everytownresearch.org 

The website http://everytownresearch.org advocates for common-sense gun laws to improve gun safety and reduce the number of gun deaths. (I’m pretty sure they are not just raising money, but want to work toward a solution.) I like the fact that the website has specific research. It is a good site and seems to be going in …

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May 29

Relationship w Jesus ≠ Relationship w Abraham Lincoln

Loving God 101, Part 01: Relationship with God. Really??? “episode 85” from Jesus at 2 am podcast. Listen at http://www.jesusat2am.com/2015/05/21/introduction_to_christian_spiritual_formation_1/ Kirk Winslow says, “The ultimate goal is love – and love grows in relationship, not by performing a set of behaviors!  In this episode I offer a short introduction to spiritual formation and take up the …

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May 23

The 4 Dimensions of Trust

                    Nice article by Jesse Lyn Stoner. I thinks this applies to teachers, leaders (of all levels), parents, friends, family members, loved ones (including significant others). http://seapointcenter.com/dimensions-of-trust/  

Apr 21

Four Alls of the Great Commission

http://www.cmfnow.com/articles/pt570.htm http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104232498086-161/The+Four+Alls+of+the+Great+Commission+-+Copy.pdf Matthew takes us from the particular to the universal (Jewish disciples to disciples from all nations The Four “Alls” of a Truly Comprehensive Vision The Four “Alls” of a Truly Comprehensive Vision

Apr 07

7 Free Online Tools for Sermon Writing

http://www.concordiatechnology.org/blog/2016/03/7-free-online-tools-for-sermon-writing?utm_content=25259776&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter 6th one is Christian Classics Ethereal Library  – The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting …

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Feb 23

Today’s thinking

from Stuart Briscoe’s message. 2-23-16 on WDLM-QC (original date unknown). “The Church’s Responsibility, Part 2” People think and act differently.  This needs to impact that way we communicate and minister.  The problem of secularization: People are turning from a concept of transcendence and find meaning in the immediate and the material. ideas from Alex Guinness… …

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Jan 07

John Wooden (and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

John Wooden was a great man and a great coach. He won, as men’s basketball coach at UCLA, 10 national titles in 12 years. Yet, developing young men was more of his focus. This blog post points to some things we can learn from ‘The Wizard of Westwood’ and some pictures. Wooden’s Pyramid of Success …

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