Tag: pastors

  • Vatican II. Are you there?

    This blog and subsequent blogs for the next few weeks, that I will write, will center on the Documents of Vatican II. An event in the Catholic Church with attendance and participation by mainline protestant denominations back in the 1960s. John XXIII, a pope, chosen because many believed, at the time he would be a […]

  • Organized Religion has a Privacy issue?

    When organized religions go about their day to day routines, do they think of data and the relationship to privacy?  How many religious organizations have a designated “CISO” let along a “Cognitive CISO?”   Think about the future of cybersecurity, should organize religion be thinking about the emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes, and […]

  • Gospel, Grammar, and the Infallibility of Dogma — Eclectic Orthodoxy

    Dogmas are the constitutive doctrines that define the Christian faith. Such dogmas must be believed by Christians, because they articulate essential dimensions of God’s self-revelation in Christ and thus norm the Church’s proclamation of the gospel. I have found Lutheran ecumenist George Lindbeck of great assistance in understanding the nature of dogma. In his groundbreaking […] […]

  • The Baptism of Jesus and The Missing Verses in the Lectionary Gospel Text — pastordawn is a Lutheran minister from Canada with great insights and reflections

    While musing on the readings for this coming Sunday, I came across these notes that I made when these readings came up – Baptism of Jesus 2010. I offer them to my preaching colleagues in the hope that we might move beyond the story as it has been read during worship so that we might […] […]

  • Disruption​ in the Church: Are You Ready?

    Are you transforming your church planting and ministry programs to meet the demands of the Technological Revolution that is happening as we speak? Are you focusing on your congregation’s experience through adaptation of disruptive technologies? Are you innovating new church planting models and new church strategies by driving differentiated value through technology? Are you educating […]

  • The Church and Risk Assessments

    The Church and Risk Assessments

    Churches need a Chief Information Security “Officer” commonly called a CISO.  This is the person responsible for the risk assessments.  As privacy becomes more prominent in 2019, you will begin to experience the need for a CISO.  The risk assessment will be your key for defending your actions, should someone question why or why not […]

  • Curch Reimaged and Reinvented: Are you prepared

    Curch Reimaged and Reinvented: Are you prepared

    By now most of us who have been in ministry and church planting for some years, we have read all the playbooks on reinventing your church, we have learned from the best in the field. What they wrote is correct. These great thinkers have moved us to new ways of thinking about our church and […]

  • Remembering Thomas Merton

    Remembering Thomas Merton

    Yesterday, we remembered the death of Thomas Merton fifty years ago, 10 December 1968. Now for me, it was important. I am profoundly impressed by how the legacy of Thomas Merton continues to grow. My first encounter with who the man was, what his writings were all about, and the life he led goes back […]

  • God? Are you really there? Hello!

    God?  Are you really there? Hello!

    It’s a dark, dreary day, I look out the window and think, Is God really there? Often we find ourselves wondering how is it we are supposed to believe in a God that we just can’t possibly wrap our heads around? At what point in our life did we struggle with the concept that if […]

  • God? Are you really there? Hello!

    To see this musing and all of Richard ‘s musings and writings along with visiting authors and commentators visit: https://allthingscyberspace.com Enjoy!