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Feb

2017

Q/A: But isn't GREAT preaching still relevant?

The problem with preaching is not just skill or media or whatever. It's deeper than that. The relevancy or irrelevancy of preaching does not depend on the presentation, nor even the point or message. It is about the "script" or hidden assumptions that lies behind it. In our fragmented world, postmoderns listen are turned off because they discern biases and worldviews that are foreign to their indigenous culture or lifestyle.

Author: Tom Bandy
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Jan

2017

About Stereotypes

The old stereotypes by race, gender, age, etc. are either misleading or downright false. But church leaders and preachers continue to use them. Stereotypes never help focus your heart to bless people. They only hide your heart from people.

Author: Tom Bandy
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Jan

2017

2017 Stress Management and Extreme Leaders

Part 3 of 3: In challenging times, extreme leaders emerge. But they sustain credibility and manage stress in different ways.

Author: Tom Bandy

At present, Americans (and citizens of other countries) are disillusioned with traditional politics and traditional churches ... the same old power groups, the same old denominations, the same old institutions ... that have failed to achieve the goals of boomers, resolve the traps of busters, and fulfill the dreams of millennials. So they turn to Extreme Leaders. Some are flaky, but some are credible, and it is hard to tell the difference ... until you see how they manage stress.

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Jan

2017

2017 Stress Management and Organic Leaders

Organic leaders feel alot of stress when unity, peace, justice are fragile. This is part 2 of 3 posts on spiritual leadership and stress.

Author: Tom Bandy

In part 2 of 3 posts on spiritual leaders and stress, I focus on organic leaders (Faith Tutors or Disciplers, and Life Coaches or Gurus). A lot of people turn to them, but for the wrong reasons; and these leaders are pressured to get sidetracked by ideological debates.

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Jan

2017

2017 Stress Management and Constant Leaders

The first of three posts on stress and spiritual leadership. 2016 was a stressful year ... and 2017 will likely be the same.

Author: Tom Bandy

Constant Leaders (Caregiver, Gardener, Builder) feel stress in particular ways ... and must manage stress in particular ways.

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