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Monday, March 27, 2006

Let everyone have ideas

I just read this article from yesterday's NY Times about a company that encourages new ideas to come from the ground up and has created a kind of internal "stock market" by which ideas can be "bought" and "sold." This parable from the business world parallels, I think, much of what is being sought in the emergent conversation--including much broader lay participation in the production of church structure, worship, and mission (and the willingness to float ideas, try new things, make mistakes, and even fail). I wonder if these business practices could stimulate us to reflect on analogous ways of exchanging and testing new ideas within the church?



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