A classroom exercise in reading John Cassian opened students’ imaginations to the way ancient practices can be applied to contemporary issues, writes a seminary professor.
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Nedgine Paul founded the nonprofit Anseye Pou Ayiti -- roughly translated as "teach for Haiti" -- to improve the educational system in Haiti. Photo courtesy of Anseye Pou Ayiti
Reforming the Haitian educational system is a challenge. But by focusing on the country’s rich culture, customs and community, it is possible to make a difference, says the founder of a leadership development organization for teacher-leaders in Haiti.
A Baptist pastor has wondered throughout his career: Why do seekers show up and engage in worship or other spiritual practices?
'The end': How do the practices and tenets of Christian faith help us see God's purpose in our daily lives?
In this curriculum set of four visual poems with accompanying lesson plans and resources, we will reflect on four aspects of Christian theology -- baptism, communion, our identity in Christ and the incarnation -- as means of exploring God’s transformative work in our lives.
Theologian Frederick Buechner is often quoted as saying, “Vocation is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” In this set of four visual poems with accompanying lesson plans, a small group can explore how God calls all Christians to live their faith.
Although Debora Jackson never met her grandmother, stories about the formidable woman have informed Jackson's leadership style. Photo courtesy of Debora Jackson
The standard leadership literature was useful, but hearing stories about her grandmother and other family members helped a denominational leader truly find her voice and sense of self.
Detail from the icon of the Trinity, created by the Andrei Rublev for the Trinity Cathedral of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, a monastery near Moscow. It is considered a masterpiece of ancient Russian iconography.
Event design marked by deep hospitality is related to the core of what the church is about. It is a sign that we are making room for God in our gatherings, inviting God into our work and acknowledging our colleagues as children of God, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
When the Rev. Hannah Terry and her partners in ministry moved into an apartment complex in Houston, they agreed to live in community and to abide by this rule of life.