From Reluctant Mentoring To Adequate Leadering

If you've read this space before, you know that I have made confessions like: I'm better at leading the congregation than I am at leading the staff; or I'm a disciplined person but not a very disciplined leader; or I'm better at dealing with one or with 2,000 than I...

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Making Princeton … Proud?

Look who's there in this month's Princeton Alumni Weekly in the Class  of 1984's "News & Notes" section.     I think the class editor, a very nice guy named Stephen Ban, whom I did not know while we were undergrads, accurately interprets my expression on...

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Those Kids Are Listening REALLY, REALLY Closely

A Good Shepherd mom sent me this photo of her seven year old son ...   ... with the following explanatory note with it: Hi! I just wanted to share with you something that happened at home today. During his free time, [my son] took a Bible and found the book of...

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Kids Listen To Sermons. They REALLY Do.

Earlier this week,  I received this note from a Good Shepherd friend: I was reading to the kids from our new book on the human body and told them that the oldest human for whom we have modern records  lived to be 122 years old. My nine year old daughter piped up: “oh...

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