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Mar

2018

The Postmodern Flaw in the Theology of Love

The classic interpretation of Paul's dictum ("So there are faith, hope and love... but the greatest of these is love") is that a theology of love is primary, and faith and hope flow from the experience of love. But for postmodern people, love is either absent, fleeting, or unobtainable. So in postmodern context, hope is primary. First we must have a theology of hope, and then faith and love will flow from that.

Author: Tom Bandy
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Jan

2018

Announcement: Our Blog will be Migrating

Author: Tom Bandy

SpiritualLeadershipWaystation.com will be changing in the near future. My website Thriving Church Consulting will be moving to a new platform with a new look. And this blog will be changing format to (I hope) encourage more dialogue. It will also expand its focus to more broadly discuss spirituality in America in all its forms. Watch for the change in a month or so. I hope you follow along with me. Thanks for your patience!

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16

Jan

2018

Leadership Choices for "Conservative" and "Liberal" Ideologies

Author: Tom Bandy

The relationship between ideological views and theological assumptions is more complicated than you think. This is particularly evident observing the diversity and complexity of lifestyles today. Most importantly, there is a big difference between "Extremist Leaders" as we see ideologues today, and "Extreme Leaders" as I describe them as spiritual leaders. 

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19

Oct

2017

Essence of Prayer

Prayer means different things to different spiritual leaders. Extreme leadership goes beyond the wordiness of constant leaders, and the self-awareness of organic leaders, to the essence of prayer as sighs and selflessness.

Author: Tom Bandy

 

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22

Sep

2017

The Two Christian Movements

Author: Tom Bandy

The diversity of spiritual leadership, and the patterns of their behavior, reveal the two Christian alternatives that have lived in tension with each other since the 4th century. The first is Christianity based on membership; and the other is based on lifestyle. The "Extreme" leaders of today represent a return to the past.

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