The Great Resignation: Are pastors resigning, redefining or reevaluating?
Research continues on the extent of the “great resignation” among clergy. But as stories from ministry leaders show, the last two years have led at least some of them to reconsider how they serve.
Aligning our abilities with God's purposes
Understanding how we make a difference in the world can be crucial to hearing our call, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
The opportunity of fruitful fear
How we honor fear’s presence and consider its purpose can shift its role in our lives, writes the director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Nuns & Nones brings together religiously unaffiliated young adults and Catholic sisters
A six-month convent residency in California gave a group of millennials a window into communal living and discipline.
Ellen Clark Clémot: A former Wall Street lawyer finds a new and richer life in ministry
She found working on Wall Street exhilarating -- until the day she began to sense an emptiness in the canyons of power and money, says a former corporate lawyer who now leads a very different life as a PCUSA pastor.
Sister Joanna takes the final step to monastic life
After years of discernment, a young Catholic woman enters the monastery -- and a life of prayer as a cloistered nun.
L. Roger Owens: Follow your stars?
After years of looking for his one true vocation, a seminary professor of Christian spirituality considers an alternative picture of vocation. What if it’s not a single star we should follow but a constellation?
Christopher L. Heuertz: What I've learned from the Enneagram
More than just another personality test, the Enneagram is a sacred map of the soul, writes a Christian activist and contemplative.
Natasha Jamison Gadson: How do you know when it's time to leave?
Resigning from a thriving megachurch was emotional and difficult for a minister on the staff. But once she realized that staying in a comfortable place was not the best use of her gifts, she knew it was time to go.
L. Roger Owens: The desert monastics offer a lesson in discernment
A classroom exercise in reading John Cassian opened students’ imaginations to the way ancient practices can be applied to contemporary issues, writes a seminary professor.