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August 25, 2014 | A halftime visit with the leaders of Notre Dame and West Point reminded an evangelical seminary president that leadership is contextual, as varied as a clerical collar, an Army general’s uniform and chinos with a V-neck sweater.
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August 25, 2014 | Science and the modern world can strip the mystery out of our lives. But we can adopt practices -- even using iPhones -- that nurture our sense of transcendence and train our spirits to hear and know God, says an Episcopal priest.
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August 25, 2014 | Leaders of all stripes need feedback -- the good, the bad and the ugly. But such honesty is possible only in the context of covenant, says a professor of leadership and ministry.
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August 25, 2014 | C.S. Lewis warns leaders not to be someone they are not, says a Christian author. Imaginative leadership springs from men and women who understand the power of 'being yourself.'
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August 25, 2014 | The problem with 'outreach' is that it is 'out there,' and often presumes that we have no needs 'in here,' says a denominational leader. But we are called to be near, to serve our neighbor both far away and in the next pew.
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August 22, 2014 | When immigrant families poured into the US seeking asylum, a small Christian nonprofit in Laredo, Texas, had to decide: Stay focused on its core mission or revamp everything in order to meet the humanitarian needs on its doorstep?
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August 11, 2014 | Seven years ago, one Seattle church sacrificed itself to another for the benefit of future generations in a remarkable story of trust, generosity and grace. In the accompanying Q&A, the Rev. Eugene Cho talks about the details of the merger and how his congregation, Quest Church, incorporated the traditions and gifts of an older church.
Q&A
August 11, 2014 | The pastor of a church plant in Seattle explains the nuts and bolts of how his congregation merged with an established church in a way that honored both organizations. The key, he says, was a friendship between the two pastors and a shared belief that the assets of the church belong to the kingdom.
Reflection
August 11, 2014 | Game theory -- and the Bible -- teaches church leaders to cooperate, push back against betrayal and then, finally, forgive.
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August 11, 2014 | In her book “Got Religion?” a journalist profiles seven religious institutions that have created new models for inviting young adults into lives of faith. Interestingly, she says technology is not the answer.
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August 11, 2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of “Got Religion? How Churches, Mosques and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back,” offers suggestions for Christian leaders seeking to attract and retain young adults.
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August 11, 2014 | In the pastor's study at church, it's 'counseling,' but on the pastor's front porch, it's just two friends visiting. And it's all called 'ministry,' says a Texas pastor.
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August 11, 2014 | Visiting Key West reminds a pastor that while the church can provide welcome stability, it also must function like a seesaw, bringing balance to our communities by serving their needs.
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August 11, 2014 | Jesus gives a clear invitation and a promise: “Come to me, you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus is still teaching us this wisdom, handing us four gifts -- Sabbath, release, wellspring and energy for mission, says a retired Baptist pastor.
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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.