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Christian institutions are at their best when their focus is set on God’s reign, when their view of past, present and future follow a framework informed by “the end,” writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
The Rev. Laura Everett, in front row wearing black and white skirt, joins congregants and other visitors at a June 15 interfaith prayer vigil, asking for healing and unity following gun violence in Orlando, Boston and elsewhere. The vigil was held at Bethel AME in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Getty Images / Photo by Lane Turner.
A scene from the South African province KwaZulu-Natal, where Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary is located. The seminary educates leaders from South Africa and neighboring countries. BigStock / BennyMarty
It’s easy to dismiss the church’s political role in countries where political rights are not an issue. But in post-apartheid South Africa, the church and seminary have a critical role to play in developing leaders who will transform society, says the president of Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary.
Managing the culture of an institution is a leader’s work, says a professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He offers three suggestions to cultivate a healthy culture.
An innovative ministry at Houston’s Westbury UMC is like a fragile plant that needs time to grow, says the bishop of the UMC Texas Annual Conference.
Working inside large organizations has made a former journalist lose his cynicism about those in authority. Here are three lessons he’s learned about leadership.
Evangelism, racial reconciliation and creating disciples of the “Jesus movement” are top priorities for the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.
In this Q&A, the retired deputy chief of chaplains for the U.S. Army reflects on a 38-year career serving God and the military.
The Rev. Dr. Craig Kocher comforts Michael Dougher, the fiance of Natalie Lewis, a University of Richmond staffer who was killed in a hot-air balloon accident in May 2014. At right is Lewis' sister, Caroline.
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An institution's response to a crisis should reflect the core virtues that shape the community’s ongoing life and sense of purpose, writes the chaplain at the University of Richmond.