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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.

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July 21, 2014 | We need each other to be prepared to experience Christ and participate in the coming of the kingdom of God.
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July 21, 2014 | One significant trend within church life is the changing nature of congregating. That makes it increasingly important for congregations to experiment with new models and share what they are learning.
Reflection
July 14, 2014 | Some situations are so challenging that they bring out our worst selves and ensure that everyone loses. Game theory teaches us that we can change the rules, the incentive structure or the players -- or constructively disengage, writes a pastor.
Q&A
July 14, 2014 | Continuing inequities in our nation's public schools are a moral injustice that Christians are called to address, says the founder of The Expectations Project.
Reflection
July 14, 2014 | Five years after a breast cancer diagnosis that at first appeared to be an immediate death sentence, a theologian works to live in the space between death and resurrection.
Reflection
July 14, 2014 | An already-strong organization cultivated the practice of prophetic honesty to improve its services and help more people rise out of poverty.
Q&A
July 14, 2014 | Many leaders want change, but only some are willing to take the heat, says the senior vice president of Purpose Built Communities. Ask them, 'Are you willing to stand up and be an advocate for disruptive change?'
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July 11, 2014 | Diallo and Jameel Smith have used their entrepreneurial talent in Detroit to both plant Awakenings Movement -- a nondenominational church -- and open a table tennis social club called Drive.
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July 11, 2014 | Many of us have binge-watched television or played games on our phones when we’re feeling listless and stagnant. Instead, why not use the time to ask better questions about what God has created us to do?
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July 7, 2014 | A denomi-network has all of the benefits of a denomination, while also the innovation-sparking possibilities of a network.
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July 7, 2014 | In this secular world, what are the ways in which our Christian institutions can continue to help root us in our faith?
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July 7, 2014 | Is your life a balance of offering and receiving the gift of counsel and nurture?
Reflection
June 30, 2014 | Just because you gather people in a room and call it Bible study doesn't mean everyone learns in the same way, says a Baptist pastor. Here are the four types of adult learners he has found in church small groups.
Reflection
June 30, 2014 | As people of faith, it might be appropriate to have a quiet Fourth of July, taking a cue from the Moravian Christians who marked the first public celebration in 1783 with prayer, music and a candelight procession, says a pastor in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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June 30, 2014 | For two years, a congregation and its community have labored together to build a hiking trail nearly to the top of their town’s highest peak. The project is a way of blessing their town and forging friendships, writes the church’s pastor.