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  Topic: A Must Read for Leaders

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PostForum: Open Forum   Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:19 am   Subject: A Must Read for Leaders
I know that this is the first of the posts but it is actually my final entry. Call it my concluding thoughts.

As I alluded to in a previous entry, this online community has been like my confession ...
  Topic: A Long Way from Home

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PostForum: Day 40: Home   Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:10 am   Subject: A Long Way from Home
Living in a suburb of America it is easy for me to forget that this world is not my home. I live in a very nice townhouse in an affluent suburb of Atlanta. I have 2 cars, one of which is a new SUV. I ...
  Topic: Permission to Lead

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PostForum: Day 32: Indigenous Leadership   Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:52 am   Subject: Permission to Lead
"The key was an unimposing ewe who apparently possessed the natural leadership in this flock. She was just waiting for someone to make eye contact with her and begin walking. She would've followe ...
  Topic: Team Ministry

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PostForum: Day 31: Working Together   Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:28 am   Subject: Team Ministry
I am so glad that through the writings of Dr. Laniak I am getting a clearer picture of what shepherding is. What is often promoted in my culture is a heavy hierarchal, top down, solo ministry. Team mi ...
  Topic: The Liquid Leader

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PostForum: Day 29: Following the Leader   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 11:54 pm   Subject: The Liquid Leader
I believe our preconceived definitions of leadership limit our effectiveness as leaders. Much of the literature that is out there about leadership and the cultural forces that exert influence talk abo ...
  Topic: Leadership is Guidance

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PostForum: Day 28: GUIDANCE   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 11:33 pm   Subject: Leadership is Guidance
It frustrates me to no end when I see leaders who use only the "rod" to move the flock from one destination to another. It further frustrates me when I see the same leader using the rod to t ...
  Topic: Let Go, Let God

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PostForum: Day 27: My Sleepless Shepherd   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:36 pm   Subject: Let Go, Let God
I come from a culture where hard work and sacrifice is the normative. So much so, that what is affirmed and lifted up as role models are pastors who sleep less than 4 hours a night. What is promoted a ...
  Topic: Tough Love

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PostForum: Day 23: The Rod   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:17 pm   Subject: Tough Love
I finally saw what a shepherd's rod looked and felt like. It was about the size of a billy club with a round nob on the end. It was hard, dense and it felt like it would seriously cause damage if wiel ...
  Topic: The Unsafe God

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PostForum: Day 19: The Other Lion   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:36 pm   Subject: The Unsafe God
After reading and reflecting on Day 19 there are two things that come to mind.

First of all, I am so very guilty of this but I believe God has been domesticated in our churches. We preach and teac ...
  Topic: Teach to Spot the Wolves

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PostForum: Day 17: Recognizing the Wolves   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:08 pm   Subject: Teach to Spot the Wolves
Ten years ago, I found out that my former youth pastor had inappropriate relationships with at least 2 female students at my church over a two year period. That was the first time in my ministry exper ...
  Topic: Leader's Intuition

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PostForum: Day 16: While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks   Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:36 pm   Subject: Leader's Intuition
Intuition is one of my greatest strengths but it is also one my greatest dangers. I don't know how much merit to place on the Myers Briggs personality inventory but I swept clean the Intuitive categor ...
  Topic: A Mother's Fury

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PostForum: Day 15: PROTECTION   Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:12 pm   Subject: A Mother's Fury
I talked a little bit about my mother in the previous entry. She is an incredible woman. All her life she worked and sacrificed comfort for the betterment of my life. She has an incredibly sweet and g ...
  Topic: The Lost Korean Americans of Atlanta

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PostForum: Day 10: Lost and Found   Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 4:52 pm   Subject: The Lost Korean Americans of Atlanta
I am eagerly awaiting the results from the 2010 census because I am confident that it will validate my following assumption. I don't have hard evidence but anecdotal evidence points that there are ove ...
  Topic: The Motherly Side of Leadership

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PostForum: Day 9: Midwives and Nurses   Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 4:17 pm   Subject: The Motherly Side of Leadership
"Leadership means mothering." Coming from a very patriarchal culture, leadership is always seen as a masculine trait. In fact, many in my culture promote that women are not even fit for lead ...
  Topic: Single vs. Whole

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PostForum: Day 8: The Shepherd Healer   Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 3:44 pm   Subject: Single vs. Whole
One line jumped out at me in Day 8. It reads, "The health issues of a single member are health issues for a whole flock." This is actually a profound statement because in it are two realitie ...
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