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The angry priest or the boorish photographer?

… bad photography (and unconscious photographers) can, like bad liturgy (and unconscious celebrants), get in the way. This is what happened in the video when it went viral: the conversation became about “The Angry Priest vs. The Boorish Photographers” when we should have been celebrating the couple’s marriage.

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Copy Claim Create

by Sylvia Miller-Mutia The other day I convened the mid year meeting of the Youth & Family Ministry Team at our church, a team that

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Tinkering our way into oblivion? Theory U

Organizational systems theory says that a system is designed to produce what it is producing. If you like what the system is producing but want to “improve it,” tinkering with the system enables you to produce a better result . . . faster, better, cheaper. But if you don’t like what the system is producing, you have to change the system.

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Tiwwadi: Between Inertia and Incarnation

Everyone who has spent much time with a Christian congregation of any stripe is familiar with the concept of “Tiwwadi.” No, it’s not a term from an African language like “Ubuntu” or “Indaba.” Rather it’s an acronym for an English phrase: “This is the way we’ve always done it.”

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