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.
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When we approach dauntingly complex decisions from a place of empathy and curiosity, we might discover a different solution, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
The Rev. Dr. Shelley Best, president and CEO of The Conference of Churches. Photo by Keith Claytor / TimeFrozen Photography
In order to pursue its core mission, an organization may have to craft its own path, says the CEO and president of The Conference of Churches in Connecticut.
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