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  • A Mote in Minerva's Eye

    Published October 6, 2015


    What new technologies can reveal about being the church
    A close look at a new app called Periscope that invites users to experience “the world through someone else’s eyes”

    by Anita Coleman

    There’s a new app available, and it’s boasting that it will empower you to “explore the world through someone else’s eyes.” It’s called Periscope.

    With this free iPhone and Android app, anybody, anywhere, can broadcast live video and interact in real time with their audience. The broadcaster can make the live stream public or private; watchers can comment, “heart” the live stream if ...

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    From One Church, Many Voices

  • How 'bout those Cubs?

    Published October 5, 2015

    My hotel window in Chicago at the recent COTE meeting (the Committee on Theological Education) gave me a view of Soldier Field, so I was able to watch constant replays of a really cool defensive play that brought a win to the Cubs over the Cardinals. And now they’ve clinched a wild card spot.

    Chicago is a great city, and for the most part we had great weather. None of that, however, is as significant to me as the existence of so much shared passion and commitment around one table. To be fair, it was many tables because there ...

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    From Surprised by Delight

  • Pastorish

    Published October 5, 2015


    A difficult truth for young church leaders
    An experienced pastor struggles to prepare new leaders for disappointment without extinguishing their passion and vision.

    by Mieke Vandersall

    I lie in bed at Stony Point Center with the cicadas lulling me back to my childhood. The sound provokes in me a memory of being alone and quiet late at night, safe and at peace, feeling at one with God. But being a city girl now, there is no way that I can fall asleep to their calls. So finding my ear plugs with hopes to clear my brain of work, I begin ...

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    From One Church, Many Voices

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