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Merry Christmas to All – and “here’s to a brand new 2015″

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Tweet It’s been a good season of blogging this past year. Thanks to all of you who have so faithfully read my words and interacted with me on this space. I’ve learned alot. I wish you a rich and glorious

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I Don’t Know Nothin – A post #Ferguson post.

Tweet David Whited, a white co-pastor at Church of the Shepherd located in Hyde Park, a very integrated (both racially and socio-economically) community on South Side Chicago,  wrote the following on his Facebook page yesterday. I thought it worth re-posting

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Doctor of Missional Leadership: A Very Unique Doctoral Program if I do say so myself :)

Tweet I’ve been away for a week roaming Toronto – Hamilton – Niagra – St Catharines Ontario.  As a result, I am behind on my writing (including blog writing). So I thought I’d use the blog post this week to

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The ReChurch Conference in Canada: Check it out here.

Tweet The ReChurch 2014 Meetings in St Catharines. See you all Novemver 15th?    

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Teaching a Doctoral Seminar This Week!

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Tweet I won’t be posting this week. I’m teaching a seminar on Congregational Formation in and for Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. I’ll also be tweeting less, on FB less (mainly because I read less during weeks like this!). Response

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In lieu of this week’s post … Commencement

Tweet I’m so swamped this week I won’t get to blogging. I’ll be back next week. In place of my regular post, I offer this great video on Northern Seminary’s Commencement last month. Notice Scot McKnight’s excitement in the robing

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Contextual Theology in One Diagram

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Tweet I’m in the middle of teaching Thesis Design for the Doctoral program in Missional Leadership at Northern Seminary. I’m the director of this program. This is the capstone course of the program which moves the student into thesis-research writing

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Submission/Subordination – Two Misunderstood Words in the Anabaptist Vocabulary

Tweet There are two words which I find immensely important to the leadership of the church and its cultural engagement. Yet these same two words are almost universally despised by the average Western Christian because of the baggage they carry

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Albert Mohler-Stanley Hauerwas: An Interesting Exchange

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Tweet This past week, Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, posted an interview he did with Stanley Hauerwas. Fascinating interview it was. You can listen to the entire interview or get it in transcript form HERE. As I

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The Dynamics of the Way Congregations Form: My New Course at Fuller

Tweet I think this is really important. Congregations gather around bad dynamics and good ones. Ones that play on anger and fear, and ones that draw us into the fullness of Jesus Christ. (I once called these the “empty politic”

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David Fitch
Betty R. Lindner Professor of Theology
Northern Seminary
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