People in the pews: Who’s missing, who’s hiding, who’s comfortable on the couch?
Almost three years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, pastors mourn the faces they no longer see and figure out how to serve those they’ve yet to meet in person.
Top 10 Faith & Leadership stories from 2022
In the strange overlap between pandemic and not-quite-post-pandemic worlds, Christian leaders have had to find ways to continuously adapt.
When your maps don’t work, look up!
The stars remain a reliable guide to what’s ahead, even when old road maps don’t accurately reflect conditions on the ground, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
In the Pacific Northwest, Christian institutions have to adapt to an era where church isn’t a given
Different structures of belonging are emerging on the edge of Christendom to nourish the life of faith, says the author of a recent book.
Kimberly R. Daniel: Christian innovation must change the status quo to help the marginalized
Innovation isn’t Christian if it doesn’t focus on God’s priorities, says the co-author of a book from the Forum for Theological Exploration.
Brandon Dennison: ‘People, planet, profit, in that order’
A social enterprise in Huntington, West Virginia, focuses on the dignity of its workers while seeding the green economy and helping strengthen Appalachia.
Learning to speak more honestly in meetings
What would you say for a PayDay bar? A lighthearted exercise using peanut-encrusted candy as a reward is remarkably effective in helping people speak more honestly in public, writes a human resources specialist.
Pastors were not prepared for the digital demands of the pandemic. What does that teach us about the next crisis?
Of all the new things they were asked to take on during the pandemic, it was technology work and decision making that pastors felt the least prepared for, according to a two-year study from Texas A&M University.
Louise Hansen: Animals play a part in our spiritual lives
Including pets in church services can be one way to re-imagine the meaning of fellowship and worship.
How we create space for unlikely and transformational encounters
Prioritizing welcome signs rather than roadblocks can help produce the diverse spaces Christian leaders deeply need, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.