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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.

Blog entry
October 20, 2014 | Do the meetings in your institution reflect your values and purpose?
Reflection
October 20, 2014 | “Middle-ring” relationships have receded in the new social patterns of American life. We need imaginative Christian leaders to develop institutions that can support and sustain the community we now lack.
Sermon
October 20, 2014 | Halloween, All Saints’, All Souls’ Day and the Day of the Dead remind us of who is in charge of life and death. They help us see God’s revelation, a Memphis pastor says in this sermon.
Q&A
October 20, 2014 | The president of Union Theological Seminary reflects on her six years in office and the rapid pace of change both in her institution and in the church as a whole.
Reflection
October 20, 2014 | What can Christian leaders do when the official teachings of mainline Protestant churches and the political ideologies of the laity diverge?
Q&A
October 20, 2014 | The head of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation says that universities need to think more broadly about how they engage communities, while also turning the lens of analysis on themselves.
Article
October 15, 2014 | At First Presbyterian Church San Mateo, worship is like Thanksgiving dinner, with everyone at the table. You might not like everything that's served, but everybody experiences the meal together.
Blog entry
October 9, 2014 | A Chagall painting helps us consider abundance and scarcity in our work and how we practice our faith.
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October 9, 2014 | The challenges congregations and institutions face require thinking that can hold together seemingly conflicting ideas or strategies to find generative “third ways” forward.
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October 9, 2014 | What skills are most needed to practice ministry in your context? How can you inspire and encourage the development of those capacities in yourself and your colleagues?
Blog entry
October 9, 2014 | While we tend to the monotony of ministry, we demonstrate our commitment to the community and create the possibility for real hope and real transformation.
Q&A
October 6, 2014 | Even the most complex social problems can be solved when leaders and institutions are brought together to unleash a community's own problem-solving capabilities, says the president of Community Solutions.
Reflection
October 6, 2014 | The former president of Fuller Theological Seminary is no fan of Machiavelli. But he does wish for a 'seminary president's guidebook' that would match the scope and complexity of Machiavelli's writings on political leadership.
Q&A
October 6, 2014 | The pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, one of the nation’s most historic churches, offers leadership advice for pastors who want to make a difference in their communities.
Reflection
October 6, 2014 | Pastors live with a painful inner conflict -- we often aren’t doing the good we want to do. Games, which can connect us to others and to a larger purpose, might help.