This page will be a page of links to excerpts and quotes from my reading that have shaped my thinking or prodded me in new directions.
Here is a link to my Reading List Page: Reading Lists « Pastor Pete’s Blog
ON THE DYNAMICS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
These first two are from books on leadership that helped me understand a difficult situation I found myself in:
ON PERSONAL SPIRITUALITY
This next link is to a book that has nurtured my personal and professional perspective on life. It gives a positive option to a word with very negative connotations in Chrisitianity.
ON IMITATIVE DESIRE AND SCAPEGOAT PATTERNS
Ever since hearing a CBC radio program called “Ideas” on the thinking of Rene Girard and ordering the tapes of it, I have been fascinated by his ‘take’ on human patterns and his connecting of those to scripture. I am working on a page where I share some of his ideas and where I go with them. Here’s the beginning:
ON MATERIAL ECONOMICS BEING TOO IMPORTANT TO US
It seems to me that North American societies’ trust of men in white lab coats has been replaced by a trust in economists. When “It’s the economy, stupid!” is a big part of political campaigns, something has changed. Also when national moods rise and fall with the market indexes, something is in danger. Here is an article that touches on that transition: “The Market As God” by Harvey Cox, which was originally published in the Altantic Monthly.