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Ur Video: Children's Ministry TODAY

November 3, 2010 12:00 AM

We cover a lot of topics on Out of Ur, but one area we have neglected is children. Let's be honest, children's ministry isn't the sexiest topic and it doesn't tend to draw the big names to the big conferences....

Politics from the Pulpit

January 7, 2008 12:00 AM

The race is on for the White House and it began with excitement last week in Iowa. Tomorrow it's New Hampshire's turn, and on February 5, "Super Tuesday," near half of the country will be voting to select the...

An Alternative to “Excellence”

January 2, 2008 12:00 AM

Last year I met with a team of leaders from my church. Our task: to rethink and rearticulate the guiding values of our congregation. The work was relatively easy. Upon investigation we determined that most of our core values hadn't...

The President & The Pastor (part 2): more lessons from George W. Bush’s brave/reckless leadership style

June 15, 2006 12:00 AM

In May, NY Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani surveyed seventeen books written about the leadership of President Bush. Her article, which summarized what Bush’s fans and critics have observed about his leadership style, caught the attention of Out of Ur...

The President & The Pastor: lessons from George W. Bush’s brave/reckless leadership style

June 13, 2006 12:00 AM

In 2000, Bill Hybels invited President Clinton to speak at Willow Creek's Leadership Summit. The controversial move was based on the assumption that pastors could learn from Clinton's leadership experience - both his triumphs and his mistakes. Following this tradition...

Really Old School: What 1st Century Judaism Says About the Public/Private/Home School Dilemma

March 14, 2006 12:00 AM

Some congregations experience doctrinal divides. Others wage worship wars. But an increasing number are experiencing schooling squalls. Public school, private school, or home school - how should followers of Christ educate their children? And what does the answer reveal about...


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