In the premiere episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Bill Lamar talks with Amy Butler, the senior minister of The Riverside Church in the City of New York, about her experience in that historic pulpit.
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A hospital chaplain reflects on the core skill of her vocation: listening. In this time, it’s a skill that all Christian leaders can benefit from cultivating.
Clergy must honor all aspects of their lives to be healthy in ministry, writes a clinical psychologist who focuses on faith and mental health.
A writer’s rediscovery of Sunday school and VBS in his 50s helps fuel a joyful renewal and deepening of the faith of his youth.
The inaugural dean of chapel at Wiley College blends traditional faith practices with a fresh approach in order to inspire and teach undergraduates at the HBCU.
With collaboration and clear communication, bivocational ministry can be an opportunity to innovate and thrive, says a professor and counselor for ministers.
What interests could you pursue that would help you reconnect with who you were as a person before you became a pastor? Unsplash / ViktorForgacs
The future of ministry is multivocational. How can we imagine a model of multivocational ministry that is less about simply making ends meet and more about pursuing passions and engaging creativity?
Poet and writer Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros and her daughter, Brooklyn Yesenia Cisneros. Hinojosa-Cisneros says a story can be a thread between generations. Photo by Erasmo Cisneros
When the church uses storytelling, it becomes a shared space where each person is a part of history, writes a poet and author.
As a ‘faith liaison’ for San Antonio, the ELCA minister connects the city government to its faith community through activating partnerships and networking.
In the preacher and former UMC bishop’s memoir, he reflects on his vocation and how God’s calling him changed his life.
Participants in programs at the Boston Faith & Justice Network are empowered to take concrete action, such as tending fields, to transform communities. Photos courtesy of BFJN
Through various programs on economic discipleship, the Boston Faith & Justice Network is inspiring Christians to put biblical values into practice, including rethinking how they’re spending their time and money.