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Resourcing Those Who Lead From the Edge
Interests: Leadership, Spirituality, Culture, Mission, Theology
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Hi Everyone: Hey, this is very long overdue. I have been off blogging for some time now. We have been in a process of getting a new website up and running . . . and it is now on line. We still have some tweaking to do, but it is about 90% intact. New Website for Leadership ConneXtions Intl. The new website has a blog built into it and that is where I along with some other LCI partners will be posting regularly. If you have enjoyed and benefitted from these posts - check us out there. And you can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at Evangelicals on the Ignatian Way
so sorry i haven' responded. i have been swamped with SPAM mail to this account and have missed getting back to real comments. also, we are doing major web site and have been kind of off line. we will be back soon and a note will appear on this site as to where to go to find us. thanks, brian
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so sorry i haven' responded. yes, please use this in any way you find it useful... i have been swamped with SPAM mail to this account and have missed getting back to real comments. also, we are doing major web site and have been kind of off line. we will be back soon and a note will appear on this site as to where to go to find us. thanks, brian
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so sorry i haven' responded. i have been swamped with SPAM mail to this account and have missed getting back to real comments. also, we are doing major web site and have been kind of off line. we will be back soon and a note will appear on this site as to where to go to find us. thanks, brian
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so sorry i haven' responded. i have been swamped with SPAM mail to this account and have missed getting back to real comments. also, we are doing major web site and have been kind of off line. we will be back soon and a note will appear on this site as to where to go to find us. thanks, brian
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I have a good friend who did a social media fast for Lent. He said it was a wonderful experience... and he is now back... but with much more limited involvement. thanks for the link i'll check that out. brian
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byron... no one listens to me... blogging is an exercise in futility and in humility. :-)
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since i read it this year... i'll have to say, so far, one of the best for this year. :-)
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Hey Byron Good thoughts. Drucker may have some either/or thinking that can be improved upon as you opted. It is interesting to me how small and narrow the readership is of the real scholarly stuff... And how few copies of books are printed for real scholarly studies. Not to say we dont need them, we do... But the more scholarly it is, the more likely it is specialized so much that it is relevant only to an elite few who share the requisite knowledge base. But I should say that people like N.T.Wright are producing serious works that leave out the scholarly apparatus that is just not of interest to the majority. So I suppose the definition of what is scholarly and what is serious is an important question. I also agree in one sense with the need to captivate people by interesting conversation and communication. I think I took Drucker as referring to the motives for why one writes. Unfortunately I the shallow generalist as well can neither impress or be clear. :-( Hey, and on the theme of leadership, I am reading some very serious materials by de Vries. Wow... Deep analysis of leadership dysfunction using psycho-analytical models. I have to stretch to assimilate what he says, but the stretch is good. Brian
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2013 on Drucker on Living Wisely at LeadershipConneXtions
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Hi lisa. Been out of the country ( and still am ) and catching up on some email. Glad you liked this post. Thanks for being a reader, and, thanks for being a leader who is a life long learner. Hope Monday Nite goes well. Brian
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Please do that. Glad you liked it. Blessings on the journey. Brian
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p.s. and i made the changes.
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AZ... Hey, thanks for catching this. No excuses on my part for not using a spelling checker. My apologies. Sincerely, Brian.
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and it is always harder to give it and to receive it than we imagine... sigh...
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I love the idea of Deep Church, Deep Spirituality, Deep Change and Deep Leadership. In the last year I have read books on all those subjects. The word deep resonates for me because of how I understand the nature of transformation that occurs at the level of the heart. But it also conjures up an old dualism that we must be wary of. It is the dualistic dilemma (a false one by the way) of contemplation and action, of spirituality and mission, of prayer and service. It would be very interesting to map out the roots of this dualism, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2013 at Evangelicals on the Ignatian Way
Joan: Thank-you for your comment. And I never got around to responding about a previous comment where you had so many insightful things you said. I found myself thinking about your ideas and trying to write some thoughts back, and realized I couldnt do so simply. And then I neglected to say anything. Sigh... Too many good books, too many important themes, too many enjoyable conversations . . . and too little time. blessings and may we find a friend looking back in the mirror on most days. Brian
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There are few writers and practitioners in the field of spirituality as wise and wide as is Philip Sheldrake (a former Jesuit). A wonderful author (I've read most of his books), I just picked up his little volume, Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction that is one of the volumes in the Oxford Very Short Introduction series. I think they must have over 300 volumes in this series. I have read about a dozen of them. Sheldrake believes that spirituality MUST address the issues of personal transformation. Spirituality is not merely an experience of God... not just the affective encounter with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Evangelicals on the Ignatian Way
Hi Mark. thanks for your comments... part of me just wanted a purist film version of The Hobbit. I re-read it late summer in anticipation of the movie... and found myself wondering ... how slow and uninteresting that kind of film would be for a modern audience... and kind of knew that Jackson was going to have to put The Hobbit on entertainment steroids for a satisfied audience... Ill see Part Two and Part Three. Hope all is well with life. Brian
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2013 on The Hobbit (The Movie) at LeadershipConneXtions
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Ox-y-mo-ron: noun a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness) I am reading some really good books on spirituality, spiritual formation and moral formation. I don't even remember why, but three days ago I pull out my iPad while I am reading After You Believe by N.T. Wright. I go go Amazon.com to do a book search. I type in evangelical spirituality. Up come the results. I start scrolling through the books that have the title evangelical spirituality. I am in for a surprise. For the top 100 books that have the actual language of Evangelical Spirituality, there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Evangelicals on the Ignatian Way
Phil: I was not aware of the Coursera resource you mentioned. I will check it out... thanks for the lead and great to hear about your own life long learning pursuits. many blessings. brian
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on iTunes U at LeadershipConneXtions
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Jean Nicolas Grou and the Characteristics of True Devotion Jean-Nicolas Grou is a French Jesuit I only discovered last year. Early in the year I was reading works by (and about) Baron von Hugel. He spoke quite warmly about the impact of Grou on him. Due to quite a bit of other "front burner" spiritual authors who had my attention, I only "dipped" into Grou... just a bit. But . . . I liked him so much that I decided to spend the first part of 2013 using a number of his works as primary devotional resources. To get ready,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at Evangelicals on the Ignatian Way
Thank-you. Im grateful you enjoyed it. A difficult topic but one core to our journey. Much grace and peace to you in the season ahead. brian
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Love . . . Friendship . . . and a Jesus Creed From the 12th Century It is Bernard of Clairvaux who is the most famous and influencial of the Cistercians of the 12th Century. The Cistercians were a reform movement that sought to establish a more pure/austere form of obediance, faith and love according to the Rule of Benedict. Of second importance is Aelred of Rievaulx. I remember being fascinated and profoundly moved by his work on Spiritual Friendship (my favorite translation is the one by Mark Williams). Since spiritual friendship is such an important part of how I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Evangelicals on the Ignatian Way
thanks Lisa... for better or worse, I am on the other side of that age divide where I am pretty much living the habits that I formed... praise God that the decade of my 40s was a healthier decade for formation. :-) brian
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To all the Blog Readers . . . Blessed Christmas Holidays to you and your families... And may you have a Grace Filled New Year. More posts on spirituality in January. Brian Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Evangelicals on the Ignatian Way