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Every two weeks, Faith & Leadership publishes new content that draws on multiple disciplines. You can navigate our free archives by reading recently published content or browsing by topic or feature type.

Q&A
January 12, 2015 | People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” -- places with strengths and capacities that can be built upon, says the co-developer of the asset-based community development strategy.
Q&A
January 12, 2015 | Developing practices that enable you to discern a deep and abiding sense of God’s call is crucial for Christian leaders, says the former head of the Reformed Church in America.
Reflection
January 12, 2015 | Taking on a spiritual discipline, such as carving out Sabbath time, might strengthen and renew your leadership. And it might be a resolution you can actually keep.
Reflection
January 12, 2015 | By examining our assumptions about race and the larger systems that shape our lives, we, like the wise men, can experience the manifestation of God, says a youth ministry leader. We too can experience Christ in the chaos.
Reflection
January 12, 2015 | Pastors often are profoundly uncomfortable talking about religious experiences. As much as we are attracted by the mystery of God, it also frightens us, writes a pastor. But is skepticism really the right response to Christians who want to share their encounters with the divine?
Article
January 8, 2015 | With a network of volunteers from teenagers to young professionals and entire families, Dorot alleviates social isolation among the elderly by keeping them connected across the generations.
Reflection
December 15, 2014 | More often than many of us would like to admit, powerful Christians have held captive the truth of the incarnation rather than releasing it in order to dismantle society’s inequitable power structures, writes an associate professor of reconciliation studies at Bethel University.
Q&A
December 15, 2014 | The author of “America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation” explains how the great evangelist reflected and changed 20th-century American culture.
Article
December 15, 2014 | In the epilogue of his new book on America’s most influential evangelist, Duke Divinity School professor Grant Wacker recalls a visit with Billy Graham.
Reflection
December 15, 2014 | As we lean toward the incarnation during Advent, we need to remember our bodies, says a pastor and yoga instructor.
Reflection
December 15, 2014 | Following an Orthodox tradition, the executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches got a tattoo to commemorate her pilgrimage to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. It is a visible sign that points to invisible realities, she says.
Reflection
December 15, 2014 | Ministry in the city begins the same way New York's High Line did, say leaders from City Seminary of New York. It begins with how we see, hear, taste, smell and touch the city.
Article
December 11, 2014 | A spur-of-the-moment event with a wide variety of participants, the annual Christmas pageant at Church Street UMC in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a celebration filled with grace, imperfection and joy.
Article
December 10, 2014 | Christian leaders share their thoughts about the distinctive features of their work in this series of video interviews taped in 2009.
Article
December 10, 2014 | 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.