November 13, 2009

music for a friday afternoon (bruce edition)

i'm off to spend some time with the boss this evening so a few songs this friday with that in mind.

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the hold steady do a cover of "atlantic city" you can find it here
one other one that pretty good is dan bern's song "talkin' woodie, bob, dan and bruce" (live version)

November 9, 2009

getting boring

"As an organization grows and succeeds, it sows the seeds of its own demise by getting boring." - Seth Godin
Is our focus on being innovative and remarkable, or just avoiding the pitfalls? Read the full article here. What does this say about the institutional weight and structure of the UMC?

November 5, 2009

contemporary worship

"Think of your sixty-eight year old, pot-bellied uncle Joe dressing up in tight disco clothes (thinking these are “cool” and “hip”) with his shirt unbuttoned to his naval, crashing a college party — this is what much that we Baby Boomers call “contemporary” or “praise” worship looks like to young adults." - Dan Dick

The quote comes from a larger, but great article about facing the "statistical apocalypse" with a new perspective. Check it out here.