The issue of congregations and copyrights is one that my synod will be addressing in a congregational communicators network gathering in May. Dealing with copyrights is so much more complex for congregations in our highly connected 21st century. It occurred to me to share with you an article I wrote for an issue of The Lutheran magazine last year. It’s titled Keeping it Legal.
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I had an article published in the combined issues 3 & 4 of Congregations, the magazine of the Alban Institute. Rather than me talking about it, I’ll let you read it. Moving from Leadership 1.0 to 2.0 by Susan M. Lang Enjoy and let me know what you think!
For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (v. 18) NRSV Last December, I attended a small group retreat during which we looked at the work of Brene Brown on shame and vulnerability. Her research showed that human beings are hard-wired for relationships and connectivity. Shame, which is present in all of us, is basically the fear of being disconnected. It affects us when we send ourselves messages that we’re not worthy of being connected or that somehow our being connected to another is conditional. What can help us when we’re dwelling in shame is to get in touch with our vulnerability and the uncertainty of our...