Leading a congregation into the future requires understanding its story -- and helping it envision what new chapters might come next.
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In the midst of the polarizing debate over human sexuality in the United Methodist Church, the bishop of Florida talks about his new book, which calls for unity and an embrace of “generous orthodoxy.”
Many Christian leaders hold up servant leadership as the model for their ministries. But Jesus bids us to be friends with our colleagues and partners, wading into the honesty, vulnerability and messiness of mutual relationship.
Julia Perez, (right) at a news conference held by Durham, North Carolina, city leaders to update the community about her husband, Samuel Oliver-Bruno, who was arrested and deported to Mexico in November. Photos by Justin Cook
After witnessing the arrest of his friend and student Samuel Oliver-Bruno, a pastor learns that he can’t be all things to all people but must instead honestly share his grief and fear for his undocumented friends.
Today’s Christian leaders need to listen to people’s stories, try small experiments and join in where new things are developing, says the founder of The Missional Network.
A seminary professor in Pittsburgh learns from Quaker wisdom how to respond to the recent synagogue shooting.
It's in shops and streets and other unexpected places where God’s transforming "meant to be" experiences happen. iStock / Torresigner
As pastors, don’t leave the power of “God moments” entirely to chance. Help make them happen. Ask yourselves, “Where am I ‘meant to be’ this week?”
At a time when the social fabric is frayed, the church has an important role to play in reweaving community, drawing on the practices of hospitality and trust, says a theologian and professor emeritus of Christian ethics.
Whether Democrats or Republicans, Christians in the U.S. can be active participants in party politics and still be true to their faith, says a consultant on religion and politics and former staffer in the Obama administration’s faith-based initiative.
In her new book, “Sacred Resistance,” the senior pastor of Foundry UMC in Washington, D.C., articulates how Christians can engage in the work of mending the world.