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September 12, 2016

My team never gets the benefit of the doubt! — Selective Perception Bias

by Scott Hughes | If you are a sports fan, you probably know people with selective perception bias. You may […]

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Scott Hughes
September 7, 2016

Does Teaching Produce Learning?

by Scott Hughes | Perhaps you’ve already heard the story about the boy who taught his dog to […]

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Scott Hughes
September 7, 2016

Remarkable Achievements for Discipleship Resources Philippines

Steve Bryant and Kara Oliver traveled to Manila, Philippines, to meet with conference leaders and the Discipleship Resources Philippines (DRP) […]

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DRI Travel Journal
September 6, 2016

I’m Definitely Not at Fault! — The Scapegoat Fallacy

by Scott Hughes | While not a bias, the scapegoating fallacy is another dynamic that keeps us from learning.  […]

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Scott Hughes
August 30, 2016

“How can that be? Everybody I know…” (Availability Bias)

by Scott Hughes | How many people that you know well have opinions that differ from yours on particular &ldquo […]

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Scott Hughes
August 23, 2016

Confirmation bias, video games, and maturity

What should you do if you find yourself in a courageous conversation with a person who has a […]

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Scott Hughes
August 23, 2016

Rev. Kilende Brings Visitors from Angola

Reverend Adriano Kilende and members from his United Methodist congregation in Lubango, Angola, met with the representatives of Higher Education […]

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DRI Travel Journal
August 16, 2016

Bandwagon Bias — is it safe to oppose?

Perhaps you’ve been part of a church committee that was guilty of groupthink. Everybody agreed to a position […]

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Scott Hughes
August 9, 2016

King Saul and Anchor Bias

Have you ever had the experience of trying to decide on a large purchase and finding yourself returning to the […]

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Scott Hughes
August 2, 2016

Biased? Who me?

Can we acknowledge we are not as certain or as knowledgeable as we pretend to be? Reading Thinking, Fast and […]

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Scott Hughes
August 2, 2016

What’s on the Radar for Financial Stewards in our Churches?

by Ken Sloane | First, let's admit that there are some pretty significant concerns on the radar of the […]

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Stewardship
July 27, 2016

AAUMTI Anglophone Writers’ Workshop

During the review and evaluation of the third annual Anglophone Writers’ Workshop of the African Association of United Methodist […]

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DRI Travel Journal
July 19, 2016

Book Review: “The Conversation Matters” by Henry Knight and Don Saliers

It’s been more than a decade and a half and five General Conferences since Henry Knight and Don […]

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Scott Hughes
July 12, 2016

A Letter to My Sister: Marriage is Not About Your Happiness

In the last blog, we explored the first three of six practical considerations for shifting from a traditional model to […]

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Scott Hughes
July 18, 2016

E-Reader Project visits Emilio De Carvalho Theological Institute

The E-Reader Project received a warm welcome from students and teachers at Emilio De Carvalho Theological Institute in West Angola. […]

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DRI Travel Journal
June 7, 2016

More implications for Adult Faith Formation

In the last blog, we explored the first three of six practical considerations for shifting from a traditional model to […]

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Scott Hughes
September 20, 2016

“Me…prejudiced? Never!” — Stereotyping Bias

Contributor By Scott Hughes

by Scott Hughes | Are you guilty of stereotyping? You’re likely to believe you’re […]

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September 15, 2016

A Disciple’s Journal 2017

Contributor By Steve Manskar

A Disciple’s Journal 2017: A Guide for Daily Prayer, Bible Reading and Discipleship is now available. It is a […]

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Discipleship
September 1, 2016

Gifts and Lessons from George Bass

Contributor By Discipleship Ministries

Last week I learned through social media that the founder and former director of Mountain T.O.P., George […]

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August 31, 2016

Black Lives Matter!

Contributor By Steve Manskar

My heart is breaking for the growing number of black men and women killed by police: Trayvon Martin, Michael […]

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Discipleship
August 22, 2016

The Children’s Sabbath 2016

Contributor By UMC Ministry with Children

“Children of Promise: Closing Opportunity Gaps” Every year someone asks me, “What is Children’s Sabbath”? Each year I […]

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August 20, 2016

Three New Covenant Discipleship Resources To Be Released SOON!

Contributor By Steve Manskar

My colleagues and friends, Melanie C. Gordon, Chris Wilterdink, and I have written some new resources for Covenant Discipleship. […]

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Discipleship
August 20, 2016

Acts of Justice

Contributor By Steve Manskar

2016 is a general election and General Conference year. Acts of justice are very much on my mind. Jesus Christ […]

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Discipleship
July 16, 2016

A Message from Kevin for Leaders of Camp Retreat Ministry

Contributor By campretreatministry

A Message for all of you – friends and colleagues providing leadership within camp retreat ministry: A while back, I […]

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June 29, 2016

Malawi and Zimbabwe Publishing Team Updates

Contributor By Discipleship Resources International

Kara Lassen Oliver's updates from her visits to DRI publishing teams in Malawi and Zimbabwe.

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June 20, 2016

E-Reader Project launches at Kenya Methodist University

Contributor By Discipleship Resources International

by Rev Wilton T.A. Odongo | United Methodist Discipleship Ministries and Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) went beyond […]

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