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You can identify an organization's values through its organizational charts, budgets and calendars. Illustration by Jessamyn Rubio
Nathan Kirkpatrick: Christian discipleship and ethics as learning to love the right things in the right ways
Our individual and institutional structures, budgets and calendars reflect our true priorities, writes the managing director of Alban at Duke Divinity School.
When a pastor and his congregation found that their practice of daily Bible study was not working for them anymore, they adapted their spiritual formation.
Female divers off the coast of Korea often hold their breath for several minutes at a time. When they emerge for air, they first exhale, emitting a distinctive cry, and then breathe in. Image from LisaSee.com/Financial Times
Korean sea divers exhale before they inhale, modeling a crucial pattern for sustaining the Christian life: exhaling for rest before inhaling for work.
Sister Jane Meuse, Elandria Williams, Rachel Plattus and Sister Lorita Moffatt gather for conversation during a residency in which young adults lived at the Sisters of Mercy's convent to learn about their way of life. Photo courtesy of Nuns & Nones
A six-month convent residency in California gave a group of millennials a window into communal living and discipline.
Developing women leaders takes more than teaching women skills to lead like men -- it requires a new understanding of leadership that “writes women in,” says a scholar of women’s leadership in Christian higher education.
Evans, who died May 4, 2019, has shaped the vocations of many Christians by loving them for who they are, with their baggage and questions, says the minister and author.
Participants in the RISE Together Mentorship Network 2018 Launch and Leadership Conference, “The Power of Our Voices,” participate in the closing program. Photo by Katilau Mbindyo
When women of color gather in cohorts, their experiences and stories are centered and affirmed, says the executive director of the RISE Together Mentorship Network.
Students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley take part in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich outreach program. Once a week they offer their fellow students a sandwich and an opportunity to learn about God. Photo courtesy of Baptist Student Ministry
Life on the border is difficult. But the Baptist Student Ministry of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is working to help young adults who live there leverage their own strength and resilience to step out as leaders of the Valley and the nation.
Theological education is invaluable to those who suffer and care for the suffering, says a professor of theology who teaches nursing students.
Like runners, ministers benefit when they learn healthy habits that allow them to pause and experience restoration from concerns and fatigue and be refilled by the spirit of God. Bigstock/Dean Drobot
Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving
Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop additional competencies can fill the gap, writes a minister who is director of ministry outreach at Pepperdine University.