September 11th has challenged America to root out the political and cultural factors that feed terrorism. But could our own millennial prophecies have provided Bin Laden’s network with further ideology to wage Holy War? As we look back at this anniversary, has America really drained it’s own swamp of ideology which fed this heinous act? Continue reading
Strategic foresight is a new name for a core practice that leadership teams use to learn about the shifting forces shaping their ministry landscape 3 to 10 years out. It engages them in critical thinking and ‘what if’ debates. It takes a team beyond budget or policy assessment to allow open learning and strategic conversations to craft a long-term adaptive strategy.
Have you ever wrestled through the night over an impending encounter? Using the ancient story of Jacob as memory and mystery, this article offers wisdom for modern leaders. Discover how your organization’s transformation might well hinge on your own self-transformation.
Were the rebels who committed mass suicide at Masada really the heroes that modern Israel has made them out to be? Should this rock fortress of Herod continue to be revered as shrine to freedom? Israel is now reconsidering one of its founding myths as they strive to keep faith at the heart of the covenant.
Increasingly religion and violence, piety and pandemonium are being mixed in a volatile and deadly cocktail. From the Oklahoma City bombing to the massacre of innocent worshipers at the Mosque in Hebron, true believers are translating their visions of cosmic warfare into acts of terrorism. How then can biblical renewal take the church beyond its war on the world? Continue reading
While militant Jews and End-Time Christians have been looking for an opportunity to seize the “Temple Mount,” a new theory cast doubt that Herod’s temple was ever located on the site of the Dome of the Rock. Discover how Jesus’ prophecy of Jerusalem’s fall led one scholar to make what some consider the greatest archaeological discovery of our times, the true site of Solomon’s Temple.
Author Michael Grosso looks at the turbulence of the 20th century and how it has brought about the end of old ideas, myths and institutions. Continue reading
Of all religious leaders approaching 2000, the pope was clearly the most articulate voice on the subject. He seems to have caught a vision for year 2000 celebrations before anyone else, and claimed the dynamic energized his papacy in a unique way. Continue reading