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Innovation and leadership

The word “innovation” means “to make new.” It is a skill of life, and it is a central dynamic of leadership. It does not mean discarding the old, but building the new on what preceded. Apple is arguably the most innovative company in the world today. They keep coming out with products that are stunning …

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Welcome to The Brook Network

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Oil spill a new Pearl Harbor for the evangelical conscience?

Dr. Russell Moore offers this personal word of grief on his blog (the Gulf Coast is his home). In it, he says: After Pearl Harbor, the shortsightedness, and indeed utopianism, of isolationism was seen for what it was. After Roe, what seemed to be a “Catholic issue” now pierced through the consciences of evangelical Protestants …

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For worship leaders and pastors

Here are twelve reasons why I am enthused about our one-day mini-conference coming up soon on Tuesday, June 29, called “Spirit and Truth: Preaching and Creativity in Worship Today.” Teams are welcome!

Are all religions the same?

Are all religions the same? No, of course they are not, though there are points of convergence and commonality all around–like the longing for salvation and the search for a God higher than ourselves.  Hinduism is not the same as Judaism; and Scientology is not the same as Taoism.

25 Ideas on Worship Planning

Thinking ahead to the one day mini-conference on preaching and worship, here are 25 ideas for pastors and worship leaders on worship planning… Plan a time to teach the whole church about the purposes of worship (bowing and serving), but do so only after you have delved into and been inspired by the Scriptural texts …

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Driven to believe

When I turned 27, I was ready for a booster shot of faith. It was a strange set of circumstances and quite unexpected. On my twenty-seventh birthday, I realized that I had reached an age that my father never had. He died of sudden pneumonia that overwhelmed him as he sat in an easy chair …

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Are there dangers in being ‘spiritual but not religious’?

CNN.com raises a very intriguing and important question. Are there dangers in being “spiritual but not religious”? Not needing a community or a church when a beach will do? In a 2009 survey 72 percent of millennials (18- to 29-year-olds) said they’re “more spiritual than religious.” The phrase is now so commonplace that it’s spawned …

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If they ain’t followin,’ you ain’t leadin’

Senator Bob Dole said that, second only to backbone, a leader must have a funny bone. So go ahead and have a laugh at this video which illustrates “if they ain’t followin,’ you ain’t leadin.’ Teach a group of recruits jumping jacks for the first time?….

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