Tag Archives: Jesus

Scripture and Culture-Making: What Christian Colleges could Learn from Rabbinic Higher Education

February 9, 2017

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Today’s teenagers know abundant details about the lives of favorite musicians and television stars or about what it takes to get into a good college, but most are not very clear on who Moses and Jesus were. -Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

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What does the University have to do with Prayer?

January 21, 2016

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In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

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Our Favorite Christmas Movies and TV Specials

December 8, 2015

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If the stable teaches us anything it's that you can't always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

If the stable teaches us anything it’s that you can’t always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

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Thirty Good to Great Christmas Movies for 2014, by Gary and Sue Stratton

December 11, 2014

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Our annual Christmas movie extravaganza compiled from our family’s favorite Christmas movies of all time and suggestions from members of the THW community.

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LOST Lessons of Leadership 3: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Authoritarian Leadership Learns to Serve

June 18, 2014

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The second season of LOST introduces yet a third approach to leadership in the person of Dr. Benjamin Linus. As evidenced in the clip below, Ben is the most dangerous type of leader in the postmodern world—a pseudo servant leader, or “power broker.”

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LOST Lessons of Leadership 2: Jack’s Position of Power – Service for the Common Good

June 17, 2014

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In contrast to the “asshole” style of leadership evidenced by Sawyer and his gun (see, Lesson 1), the first season of LOST open’s with a compelling story of a radically different approach: service.

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LOST Lessons of Leadership: What the Island Taught Me About Heroic Character

June 16, 2014

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Like all authoritarian leaders, Sawyer understood that a leadership position is often wielded very much like a gun. One of the key storylines of LOST’s first season is the tension between Jack (Matthew Fox) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) for leadership of the small band of plane crash survivors desperately seeking to balance the twin goals […]

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Story Failure: Why We ‘Lose it’ in High Stress Environments, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

March 20, 2014

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The stories, beliefs and strategies we develop to survive life’s most painful experiences inevitably fail us in high stress environments. Here’s why.

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Spiritually Thriving in High Stress Environments, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

March 19, 2014

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Contrary to popular belief, the most commonly used drug in Hollywood is not cocaine. It’s adrenaline.

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Connecting to God in Hollywood, the Ivy League, and Beyond

February 25, 2014

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Spiritual disciplines are designed not so much to “get you somewhere” in your career as much as to keep you alive spiritually in a constantly shifting landscape of success and failure.

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Interview: Malcolm Gladwell on his return to faith while writing “David and Goliath”

October 11, 2013

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How writing a Book on David and Goliath brought America’s most beloved non-fiction writer back into the fold. “I was so incredibly struck in writing these stories by the incredible power faith had in people’s lives, it has made a profound impact on me in my belief.” – Malcolm Gladwell

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Forget The Church, Follow Jesus: ‘Reverts’ Return to their Childhood Religions

April 7, 2012

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Part 12 in series How Millennials Who Gave up  on Church are Redefining Faith and Re-engaging Community Two articles in national media today picked up on some of the same themes as  this week’s THW theme, albeit from rather different perspectives. Forget The Church, Follow Jesus by Andrew Sullivan If you go to the second floor […]

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VIDEO: Shane Claiborne on ‘How Bad Theology Kills’

March 16, 2012

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Shane Claiborne a pioneer in the New Monasticism movement and author of “Jesus for President” and “The Irresistible Revolution” sits down with JD Walt of  Asbury Seedbed to discuss why getting theology right makes a big differences in the lives of people.   Asbury Seedbed is a resourcing network of Asbury Theological Seminar http://asburyseedbed.com/

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A Divine Masquerade: The Beauty Behind the Mask, by Margaret Feinberg

March 7, 2012

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If we were to take off our masks and give ourselves wholly revealing the beautiful work of God in our lives, then what might God do? by Margaret Feinberg Confession: Masks sometimes scare me. Though the artistic flair of a masquerade half mask can be spectacular, full masks make me uncomfortable. Not only is there mystery in […]

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Why my Christian education has troubled me, by Mike Friesen

May 3, 2011

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Not everything that claims to be ‘Christian’ education is actually Christlike Mike Friesen is one of my favorite former students, 20-something bloggers, and friends.  He asked me to respond to his blog post yesterday (5/2). It fit so remarkably with the meetings I was in last week that I asked him if I could repost […]

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