MONDAY SCHOOL for July 23, 2017, #3.1

MONDAY SCHOOL for July 23, 2017, #3.1
from What We Have In Common In The Normal Christian Church Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to … fellowship …

QUOTE: A deadly form of heart disease is emerging. It is not wrong to speak of it as an epidemic within our United States of America. It is a silent and slow killer that, medically speaking, is worse for your health than smoking. It is twice as harmful to your health as obesity. It impairs immune function and it boosts inflammation. And those two medical problems can lead to arthritis, Type II diabetes and heart disease. An elderly person who suffers from this malady is twice as likely to die prematurely. What we’re going to talk about today in the sermon might literally save your life or the life of someone you care deeply about.

Here’s why this heart disease is so dangerous. Doctors are unlikely to even ask you about it or even notice it. There are no classes in medical school for this form of heart disease. No surgery or treatment can cure it. No medicine, no pill or injection can cure it. Hospitals can’t cure it. Government is helpless to address this epidemic. (Although, government being helpless may not be a surprise to us.) People are dying everywhere every day from this heart disease. And no one notices that it is the cause of so many deaths.

THINKING IT THROUGH
What gets your attention? Why?
What is the human need or problem here?
What is that like?

SOW: What does it SAY?
What does it say that I should OBEY?
WHO needs to hear this?

What is the divine solution?
How can we visualize it?

How can we make it happen? What are the steps?

RESOURCES
The image is from Pixabay.

This post is based on the sermon series: The Normal Christian Church – Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Sermon #3. What We Have In Common In The Normal Christian Church Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to … fellowship …

 

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BOOKSHELF: Michelle Weiner-Davis, Divorce Busting

FROM THE LIBRARY BOOKSHELF: Michelle Weiner-Davis, Divorce Busting: A Revolutionary & Rapid Program For Staying Together (New York: Summit Books, 1992)

A book that helps us understand how people can reorient themselves in relationships involving love, commitment, pain & conflict, which describes most churches.

A later book, Change Your Life and Everyone In It (New York: Fireside, 1996), applies the principles of Solution Oriented Brief Therapy to life situations other than marriage.

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BOOKSHELF: Otto Krueger & Janet M. Thuesen, Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, And Work

FROM THE LIBRARY BOOKSHELF: Otto Krueger & Janet M. Thuesen, Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, And Work (New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1988) Based on the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Otto Kroeger has also written other books applying MBTI types to work & marital situations as well as religious leaders. See also Kroeger’s Type Talk at Work.

Do What You Are: Discover The Perfect Career For You Through The Secrets of Personality Type and other books by Paul & Barbara Tieger also apply the MBTI methodology to various situations.

 

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SOURCES:
THE BOOKSHELF is an opportunity to comment on one of the many books I’ve purchased and why it blesses me.
THE BOOKSHELF is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present?
This resource is from the Listicles Project category of:
David Kueker, Disciplewalk.com Recommended Resources.

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BOOKSHELF: M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled

FROM THE LIBRARY BOOKSHELF: M. Scott Peck,

The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (Simon & Schuster, 1978)
People of the Lie: The Hope For Healing Human Evil (Simon & Schuster, 1983)

The Different Drum: Community Making And Peace
A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered
These books delineate Dr. Peck’s approach to building inclusive communities.

Further Along the Road Less Traveled (Simon & Schuster, 1993)
The Road Less Traveled and Beyond: Spiritual Growth in an Age of Anxiety (Simon & Schuster, 1997)

REVIEW

FAVORITE QUOTES

SOURCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Scott_Peck

THE BOOKSHELF is an opportunity to comment on one of the many books I’ve purchased and why it blesses me.
THE BOOKSHELF is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present?
This resource is from the Listicles Project category of:
David Kueker, Disciplewalk.com Recommended Resources.

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BOOKSHELF: Donald W. Littrell,  The Theory & Practice of Community Development

FROM THE LIBRARY BOOKSHELF: Donald W. Littrell,  The Theory & Practice of Community Development: A Guide For Practitioners (Extension Division, University of Missouri-Columbia) The techniques of building a community alliance for social change through small groups utilized by Saul Aliensky in Chicago have developed into an academic discipline; the University offers a masters degree in Community Development.

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SOURCES:
THE BOOKSHELF is an opportunity to comment on one of the many books I’ve purchased and why it blesses me.
THE BOOKSHELF is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present?
This resource is from the Listicles Project category of:
David Kueker, Disciplewalk.com Recommended Resources.

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BOOKSHELF: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Theory of Constraints

FROM THE LIBRARY BOOKSHELF: Goldratt, Eliyahu M. Theory of Constraints (Croton-On-Hudson, NY: North River Press, 1990)

Dr. Goldratt is a physicist who has applied his science and the Socratic method to the concepts of innovation and profitability in restructuring. Focus on system constraints is contrarian but brings instant results.

The theory is challenging to grasp, and so Dr. Goldratt explores it in the best selling novel The Goal (process management, manufacturing, inventory & cost accounting) and sequels, It’s Not Luck (marketing & executive management), Critical Chain (project management) and Necessary But Not Sufficient (supply chains).

H. William Dettmer’s Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (Milwaukee: ASQ Quality Press, 1997) provides a clear, step by step explanation of Goldratt’s methods which are sometimes hard to elicit from the novels, although they are the place to start.

REVIEW

FAVORITE QUOTES

SOURCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliyahu_M._Goldratt

THE BOOKSHELF is an opportunity to comment on one of the many books I’ve purchased and why it blesses me.
THE BOOKSHELF is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present?
This resource is from the Listicles Project category of:
David Kueker, Disciplewalk.com Recommended Resources.

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BOOKSHELF: W. Edwards Deming

FROM THE LIBRARY BOOKSHELF: W. Edwards Deming

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SOURCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Edwards_Deming

THE BOOKSHELF is an opportunity to comment on one of the many books I’ve purchased and why it blesses me.
THE BOOKSHELF is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present?
This resource is from the Listicles Project category of:
David Kueker, Disciplewalk.com Recommended Resources.

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BOOKSHELF: Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive and others.

FROM THE LIBRARY BOOKSHELF: Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive and others.

Classic textbooks which still speak clearly to modern problems.
Managing For Results (New York: Harper & Row, 1964)
The Effective Executive (New York: Harper & Row, 1966)

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SOURCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Drucker

THE BOOKSHELF is an opportunity to comment on one of the many books I’ve purchased and why it blesses me.
THE BOOKSHELF is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present?
This resource is from the Listicles Project category of:
David Kueker, Disciplewalk.com Recommended Resources.

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BOOKSHELF: Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and others.

FROM THE LIBRARY BOOKSHELF: Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change (New York: Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1989)

His other books include

First Things First,

Principle-Centered Leadership,

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families,

The 8th Habit,

 

REVIEW

Emphasizes character over gimmicks. Phenomenal; still on the best seller lists after five years. Michael Slaughter credits this book with great significance in the growth of Ginghamsburg UMC from 90 over 2200 in attendance. Some may find it somewhat legalistic and left-brained to use in non-work situations.

Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Covey

FAVORITE QUOTES

SOURCES:
THE BOOKSHELF is an opportunity to comment on one of the many books I’ve purchased and why it blesses me.
THE BOOKSHELF is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present?
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BOOKSHELF: Ken Blanchard, The One Minute Manager and others.

FROM THE LIBRARY BOOKSHELF: Ken Blanchard,  with various co-authors: Very practical & teachable techniques.

The One Minute Manager Simple principles of goal setting and giving feedback.

Putting The One Minute Manager To Work Implementing goals and motivating workers.

The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams Understanding the team development process and the four styles of leadership needed; a key book for the new paradigm.

Leadership And The One Minute Manager

The One Minute Manager Meets The Monkey Overcoming rescuing & learning delegation.

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FAVORITE QUOTES

SOURCES:
THE BOOKSHELF is an opportunity to comment on one of the many books I’ve purchased and why it blesses me.
THE BOOKSHELF is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present?
This resource is from the Listicles Project category of:
David Kueker, Disciplewalk.com Recommended Resources.

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