Saturday, June 30, 2007

Episode #10: Iconic Faith (part 2)

This sample is the second part of four we did on the shaping effects of iconic culture on faith. (16 minutes)

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Hidden Power Excerpt

Leadership Journal published an excerpt from my book in their most recent issue regarding the role of lament in worship. It is now available on-line here.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Show Notes: Nonviolent Conflict

In this episode Shane shares some helpful insights on how to embrace and resolve conflict nonviolently.


1. Agreeing and Disagreeing In Love a Mennonite covenant for conflict in the church used in Shane's book and referenced in the cast.

2. The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is a phenomenal resource for training people in mediation skills. They are also an excellent resource for church leaders who are looking for outside help in mediation. They have consultants that can mediate anything from inter-staff conflict all the way to full scale congregational interventions. Their website is not very impressive, but their skills are. If pastors are looking for training for themselves, Shane highly recommends the “Mediation Skills Training” course. Click on that link and you can find where and when these are held.

3. "Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values"-- Marshall B. Rosenberg. This is a book that Zach is currently reading and has found extremely helpful for practicing nonviolence in relationships.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Show Notes: The Tribe of Individuals (Part 2)

Shane and Zach continue to discuss the paradox of the "tribe of individuals" that we find ourselves in today. Shane highlights a few ways in which we can begin to overcome the challenges paradox brings to followers of Jesus today.

1. Golden Sun Peace Ministries - This is a link to a ministry of Trinity Mennonite Church that Shane discussed as an example of "Cohousing" in an intentional community. Click on the link to learn more.