Posts made in February, 2010

Growing Hope

Posted by on Feb 18, 2010 in Formation

In Renovation of the Heart this morning, I was reminded of how the Lord seems to be working among his people, at least in the West (really the only context I can speak intelligently about since I’m at least a part of the Western world.) He has just opened his book by demonstrating the centrality of pervasive inner transformation of ourselves as the way Jesus seeks to redeem this world. Sadly, we have grown to lose an understanding of how spiritual formation is...

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Switch: How to Change When Things are Hard

Posted by on Feb 15, 2010 in Leadership

In my random reading, I ran across this article from Fast Company magazine by the Heath brothers. The excerpt recounts a fascinating account of Jerry and Monique Sternin and their work to battle malnutrition among Vietnamese children, with no budget. Their work is often highlighted as a great example of Appreciative Inquiry, positive deviance, and other asset-based approaches toward organizational and systems change. The Heath’s hit it big with their book, “Made...

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