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Our institutions have to become more nimble, more entrepreneurial, more missional if they’re going to have futures, says a theologian and pastor. And that means a change in the nature of ministry.
“Amnesia Therapy: Remembering the Future” is a public art project designed to help people in Houston revive their memory of an illustrious past. Photo courtesy of the Awakenings Movement
Marlon Hall and Danielle Fanfair of Houston’s Awakenings Movement have developed a set of practices designed to help unlock imagination by removing obstacles to memory.
Inherited traditions show how institutions can serve a similar function as liturgies, giving us patterns to hold our longing. For one Christian leader, that tradition was the "yelling mailbox."
Some work cultures discourage leaders from reflecting on their practice of leadership and the institution’s strategic direction. But this time is vital -- and it’s up to the leader to encourage it.