Spring 2002

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The pluses and minuses of page 1

The ups and downs of being in the public eye.
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Focal point
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Mind the signs, Moses led the way

Ron Benefiel notes the long-term consequencces of declining seminary-church relationships. Thomas D. Skinner looks to Moses for capital campaign strategies.
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Soundings
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An affiliation renewed -- uneasily

Collaboration does not always come without struggle, especially when sensitive issues are raised by the media in the court of public opinion and allegations begin to drive events.
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Balance sheet
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Seminary placed front and center

In a blizzard of negative publicity for Roman Catholics, Mundelein Seminary opened itself to the press and got positive response that encouraged both priests and lay people.
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Perspective
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Alaskan seminary reawakening, reviving

In Alaska, supporters have rallied around a seminary in danger of closing. Down the coast, in British Columbia, the provincial government has ended public funding for seminaries. Across the continent, representatives from fifteen theological schools gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss making their schools more accessible for the disabled.
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Changing scenes
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Answering a call to serve

Tasks facing board members of theological schools can be complex and taxing—not least among which is finding the time to devote to reflection and prayer over their own involvement. Here one trustee shares his insights on his own servant leadership.
Issue: Spring 2002
Topic(s): Governance wise practices
Department: Insight
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Learning to learn
A review of Schools that Learn

Title: Schools that Learn
Author: Peter Senge
Publisher: Doubleday
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Books
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Losing trust
A review of The Problem of Trust

Title: The Problem of Trust
Author: Adam B. Seligman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Books
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Reforming voices
A review of The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village

Title: The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village
Author: Eamon Duffy
Publisher: Yale University Press
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Books
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Collaborating to change the world
A review of Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor

Title: Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor
Author: Tim Berners-Lee
Publisher: Harper SanFrancisco
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Books
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Email: boon or burden?

E-mail has restructured communications and expectations. How does your e-mail use compare to your colleagues’?
Issue: Spring 2002
Department: Field notes
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