On Evolution, Biology Teachers Stray From Lesson Plan Researchers found that only 28 percent of biology teachers consistently follow the recommendations of the National Research Council to describe straightforwardly the evidence for evolution and explain the ways in which it is a unifying theme in all of biology. At the other extreme, 13 percent explicitly…… Continue reading You aren’t going to change
What motivates people to change? Here’s a list of things that I’m coming to terms with… Things that I see which don’t change people or organizations but should: (Generally speaking) Biblical truth Their current reality, state, or condition Current position, authority and/or aspirations of Scientific research or law Reading books about other organizations or people…… Continue reading Lord, change me first
Quick facts Cumulatively, the American church is likely the largest private land owner in the country. Most zip codes contain at least one house of worship. In my zip code alone there are more than 30. In many communities around our nation the church occupies some of the prettiest property in town. It’s square footage…… Continue reading No more country clubs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFhRowkNrTM&ob=av2el When the generations prophets cry for change you have to ask yourself: Am I a catalyst for the change they are calling for or am I the object the catalysts are fighting against?
‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gain’d, To bow and to bend we shan’t be…… Continue reading Towards Simplicity
You don’t have to be the President of the United States, Bill Gates, or Bono to change the world. Here are 10 simple things you can do to help make the planet a better place to live in 2011 and beyond. Become a mentor or tutor to an at-risk youth. Every community has students who…… Continue reading 10 Simple Ways to Change the World in 2011
My byline is: “Crazy enough to change the world.” Mutability. Change. Delta. The concept of change is the fulcrum of the Gospel message. Am I willing to look at myself in the mirror, accept who I am, (not) and commit to the hard work of change? The Gospel message is about change. Changed hearts. Changed…… Continue reading Open to Change?
It’s been more than 40 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. quipped, “Eleven o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week.” If we are honest with ourselves– churches are nearly as divided today as they were 40 years ago. We call it culture and we call it personal preference. But the…… Continue reading Leading Your Church to Reflect its Neighborhood
I’m a pain in the neck to be around. When I’m “on” I have the ability to poke holes in everything. I always see things from another point of view. I can find fault in any system, organization, strategy, person, nation… darn near anything. My personality is a double-edged sword. Sometimes I see things so…… Continue reading Change my heart, first
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc Some stuff to chew on, right? How does this correlate to church leadership? We spend a lot of time talking about ownership. But I don’t hear a lot of talk about autonomy. Ultimately, church is just a closed system.