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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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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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Nov

2017

Anger Management and Constant Leaders

Author: Tom Bandy

Anger management is one of the biggest challenges for traditional clergy (Constant Visitors, Constant Gardeners, Constant Builders). The inability to manage their inner rage is the primary reason they go pass out or drop out as spiritual leaders.

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Nov

2017

Q/A: Should clergy take a sabbatical?

Yes, clergy should take sabbaticals. Indeed, I think they should be required and not optional. Different kinds of spiritual leaders focus the purpose and design of sabbaticals in different ways.

Author: Tom Bandy

 

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