Mainline Protestants and disruptive innovation

Mainline Protestants can still have an exciting and life-giving future. Living into that future will require us to learn deeply Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen's lessons of disruptive innovation, say three United Methodist Church leaders.

In this series of articles, Kenneth H. Carter Jr., L. Gregory Jones and Susan Pendleton Jones explore disruptive innovation and what it means for the future of mainline Protestantism.

Disruptive Innovation

The Acts of the Apostles and thriving communities

Our work as Christian leaders is to cultivate thriving communities that are foretastes of the kingdom of God. In this series of reflections, C. Kavin Rowe explores the Acts of the Apostles, which offers a picture of what the church needs to continue being the church.

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What’s the future of denominations?

As the Christian landscape changes, leaders must ask and answer a new question: What’s the future of denominations? In this series of videos, interviews and essays, people across American Christianity offer their thoughts on this vital issue.

Crystal Ball

Why institutions matter

Vibrant institutions are crucial to sustaining meaning and purpose in our lives and in the world. Christian wisdom illustrates our need for institutions to shape and form us.

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