Autumn 2001

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A vision for chairpersons

A vision to challenge the chair of the board.
Issue: Autumn 2001
Topic(s): Governance wise practices , Presidential leadership
Department: Focal point
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Is it discounting?, responsible investing

Mark Wilhelm looks at tuition-discounting goals for ELCA seminaries. Richard Ice focuses on responsible investing in light of the current market situation.
Issue: Autumn 2001
Topic(s): Financial health (institutional)
Department: Soundings
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Hearing aid: helping youth listen to God

Presumably God hasn't stopped calling young people to ministry, but sometimes it's hard for them to feel secure in making that choice. Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary recognized the problem and stepped up to make a way for the church's next generation of leaders to hear--and heed--the call.
Issue: Autumn 2001
Topic(s): Enrollment / student recruiting , Spiritual life
Department: Field notes
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Page proofs: lessons from books

As William Wordsworth put it, Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good. Though some may question his statement about the pure, innate goodness of books, they are indeed a substantial world—one that can leave powerful impressions and lasting changes, as the seminary board chairs interviewed in this article point out.
Issue: Autumn 2001
Topic(s): Board chairs
Department: Tool box
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The view from a different chair

Not every board chair will or should have the chance to sit in the president’s seat. For Stephen McKinley, however, it was an opportunity to unlearn some illusions he had about the job and to reflect with gratitude upon his own non-presidential gifts. His article originally appeared in somewhat different form in Lutheran Partners, a bimonthly magazine for clergy and lay ministers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Issue: Autumn 2001
Department: Perspective
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Issues debated, leaders selected

Diversity of issues was the unifying theme among denominational conferences during the summer. Delegates were asked to bring discernment to such matters as increasing litigation, Navy chaplaincy, sexuality, the historic episcopate, church planting and pastoral candidate recruitment. Also in these pages are reports on new school heads and other news affecting theological education.
Issue: Autumn 2001
Department: Changing scenes
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Devout radical
A review of I, Roger Williams

Title: I, Roger Williams
Author: Mary Lee Settle
Publisher: Norton
Issue: Autumn 2001
Department: Books
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Steward's guide
A review of Nonprofit Board Answer Book

Title: Nonprofit Board Answer Book
Authors: Robert C. Andringa, Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom, and Ted W. Engstrom
Publisher: National Center for Nonprofit Boards
Issue: Autumn 2001
Department: Books
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Training teams
A review of Teamwork and Teamplay: Games and Activities for Building and Training Teams

Title: Teamwork and Teamplay: Games and Activities for Building and Training Teams
Authors: Sivasailam Thiagarajan and Glenn M. Parker
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Issue: Autumn 2001
Department: Books
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Point of no return
A review of The Tipping Point

Title: he Tipping Point
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little, Brown
Issue: Autumn 2001
Department: Books
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Catholic 'glue'?
A review of Young Adult Catholics: Religion in the Culture of Choice

Title: Young Adult Catholics: Religion in the Culture of Choice
Authors: Dean R. Hoge, William D. Dinges, Mary Johnson, S.N.D. de N., and Juan L. Gonzales, Jr.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Issue: Autumn 2001
Department: Books
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