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Faith & Leadership publishes a new issue every two weeks. Our complete, free archives are available below, in reverse chronological order.

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.
Reflection
December 10, 2014 | Behavioral economists stress that unless we understand our full humanity, unless we understand that human beings aren’t totally rational beings, no theory will have much value. This six-part series by the Rev. Ken Evers-Hood explores how this idea might be applied to theology.
Reflection
December 5, 2014 | Our work as Christian leaders is to cultivate thriving communities that are foretastes of the kingdom of God. In this series of reflections, C. Kavin Rowe explores the Acts of the Apostles, which offers a picture of what the church needs to continue being the church.
Reflection
December 1, 2014 | Clergy who work in settings other than the local church experience a sense of dislocation during this season. But, as a university chaplain has found, that discomfort can lead to new insights.
Reflection
December 1, 2014 | Businesses aren't families; churches aren't governments; universities aren't armies. Be careful with your metaphors, says the former president of Fuller Theological Seminary.
Q&A
December 1, 2014 | Stories and art allow children and adults to engage deeply in the sacred, says a well-known rabbi and author.
Sermon
December 1, 2014 | A pastor in South Carolina reflects on the deep friendships that enable us to embody the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ together.