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When friends become family

Beyond friends, more than community, they will know us by our love for one another. A writer reflects on the bonds that bring people together, whether in youth groups, hospital rooms or birthday parties.

Why leaders need holy friendships

Personal sustainability requires sacred relationships formed in God’s love. A managing director of grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity writes about what makes these friendships vital in this adapted excerpt from her new book.

A blessing for those who minister

In a culture of effortless perfection, Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie are determined to tell the truth: life is beautiful and hard. In their new book, “The Lives We Actually Have: 100 Blessings for Imperfect Days,” they offer blessings for joys and struggles and plain, ordinary days. And because Christian leaders are human too, they share here a special blessing for those who minister.

Antidotes to compassion fatigue

A group of researchers found that feeling God’s presence was key to pastors’ avoiding exhaustion in the pandemic.