Resources on Carol Howard Merritt

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Diversity Still Matters Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2561-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_diversity_still_matters Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Pastoral leadership , Gender , Diversity , Change Source: Day1 In this article, Carol Howard Merritt discusses her experiences regarding resistance towards diversity and inclusion and then offers arguments as to why diversity needs to be actively pursued. Excruciating Evangelism Sermon Illustration by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/5131-carol_howard_merritt_excruciating_evangelism Sermon Illustration by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Faith , Evangelism , Heaven , Hell Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt shares stories of her experience doing the type of "evangelism" that confronts strangers and asks them about their preparation for eternity. These stories could be used as illustrations of how not to do... Quick Thoughts on Writing Practical How-To by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2749-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_quick_thoughts_on_writing Practical How-To by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Work , Creativity , Writing Source: Day1 In this blog entry, Carol Howard Merritt reflects on what helps her when she writes and shares some tips for writing. How Can We Be Revolutionary? Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2604-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_how_can_we_be_revolutionary Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Children/youth , Congregational Flourishing , Intergenerational issues , Pastoral leadership Source: Day1 What if top advertisement executives acted like some of our church leaders? Carol Howard Merritt takes Apple as an example and shares her thoughts on ministering to the needs of a new generation. Carol Howard Merritt: Evaluating Evaluations Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/7146-carol_howard_merritt_evaluation_evaluations_ Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Church , Business , Calling , Work Source: Day1 This blog discusses the concept of formal, buisiness-like evaluations for pastors and poses some questions for imagining how churches can make better and wiser use the tools of business without losing sight of the gospel. The Doctrine of Discovery and Its Legacy Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/6639-carol_howard_merritt_doctrine_of_discovery_a_conversation_with_mark_charles Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Racism , Cultures , Justice , Oppression Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt recounts a conversation with Mark Charles about the history of the Doctrine of Discovery and the ways it is still hurting people today. Can racial reconciliation be an antidote to the harm caused? Pastoring, Parenting, and Privacy Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/6180-carol_howard_merritt_pastoring_parenting_and_privacy Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Children/youth , Social Media , Parenting Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt discusses how pastors think about privacy and parenting, and where some errors can be made. She encourages us to think deeply about what we choose to share with others in this blog post. First Rule of Stewardship Planning? Have Fun Practical How-To by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/6771-carol_howard_merritt_first_rule_of_stewardship_planning_have_fun Practical How-To by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Ministry , Money , Stewardship , Tithing Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt shares innovative strategies to get a congregation genuinely excited about stewardship, including (especially) throwing a party, setting tangible goals, de-emphasizing anxiety, and celebrating all levels of giving. Money Anxiety and the Ministry Sermon Illustration by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/5703-carol_howard_merritt_money_anxiety_and_the_ministry Sermon Illustration by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Ministry , Money , Poverty , Trust Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt grew up in in the midst of the Prosperity Gospel movement. Although that unbiblical teaching still nags at her, she is realizing God blesses the poor and provides for our needs. Creating Versus Consuming Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/7070-carol_howard_merritt_creating_versus_consuming Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Advent , Stewardship , Worship , Creation Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt makes the case that God calls us to be co-creators, and "our congregations are one of the last and most creative places in our society." What Will Make Us Better Humans? Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/8063-carol_howard_merritt_what_will_make_us_better_humans Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Money , Church , Church Property , Pilgrimage Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt says that In the face of complex decisions regarding mission, money, and ministry, we need to ask the larger question, "What will make us better humans?" Revived by the Arts Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/6166-carol_howard_merritt_revived_by_the_arts Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Church , Revival , Art , History Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt discusses her visit to Nashville’s Downtown Presbyterian Church. She discusses the church's revival architecture and its promotion of the arts. Love Made Visible: Struggling with the Question of Vocation Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/3564-carol_howard_merritt_love_made_visible_struggling_with_the_question_of_vocation Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Money , Work , Vocation , Calling/Vocation Source: Day1 An article by Carol Howard Merritt addressing the complex question of vocation, specifically, "What did God have in mind when God was knitting us together?" We are Scrappers Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/3435-carol_howard_merritt_we_are_scrappers Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Calling/Vocation , Church , Pastoral leadership , Intergenerational issues Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt’s thoughts on Generation X working with established institutions and structures. Perhaps what we need is creative and substantial partnerships that would empower both parties to thrive. Negotiating Our Notions of Self Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/3380-carol_howard_merritt_negotiating_our_notions_of_self Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Work , Identity , Image of God Source: Day1 How can we define selfhood? In this article, Carol Howard Merritt reflects on what defines us. She calls out our strong tendency to define ourselves by what we do and challenges us to start thinking differently.... Church for the 21st Century: Finances Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/3148-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_church_for_the_21st_century_finances Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Money , Church , Wealth and poverty Source: Day1 What does it mean to be a church for the 21st century? In this blog post, Carol Howard Merritt explores answers to this question from a financial perspective. A Niche of Welcome Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/5778-carol_howard_merritt_a_niche_of_welcome Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Church , Hospitality , Differing Abilities Source: Day1 In her blog, Carol Howard Merritt talks about Open Gathering, an emerging community that reaches out to a population of all abilities. It hopes to minister with people who have sons and daughters with special needs. Why I Try to Laugh Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/6220-carol_howard_merritt_why_i_try_to_laugh Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Joy , Church , Community , Humor Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt discusses the importance of laughter in a church and in life. Orienting Attitudes for the Decades to Come Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/4774-carol_howard_merritt_orienting_attitudes_for_the_decades_to_come Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Leadership , Church , Congregational Flourishing , Pastoral leadership Source: Day1 This article by Carol Howard Merritt looks at how "retraditioning," innovation, friendship, and mutuality can help us as we face new challenges and opportunities in the future of the Church. God is For Us Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/3426-carol_howard_merritt_god_is_for_us Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Awareness of God , Calling/Vocation , God's Sovereignty , God's Love Source: Day1 This essay by Carol Howard Merritt encourages us to view our lives through the words of Karl Barth: “God is for us.”

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