July 29, 2014 | The former president of Fuller Seminary says he wasn't "going into leadership" when he first became an administrator. With a friend's help, he realized he'd been leading for years as a teacher and scholar.
July 28, 2014 | A theologian who works in the discipline of trauma studies says that Christians need to pay more attention to Holy Saturday. Believing in the promise of resurrection doesn't eliminate suffering -- and in witnessing this suffering, we are about the work of redemption, she says.
July 28, 2014 | Notre Dame Vision youth academy has 1,400 teenage participants but what really sets it apart are the undergraduates who
serve as 'mentors in faith' -- role models of a life of faith in progress.
July 28, 2014 | When the John Merck Fund decided to spend all its money within 10 years, the move inspired a new strategy and heightened board members' focus, say two siblings who serve their family foundation.
July 28, 2014 | With some members left behind, the scene at the restaurant was the opposite of what her church had embodied a half-hour earlier. A pastor learns again that food and hospitality are the building blocks of community.
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.
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?'
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.
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.
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.
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.