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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
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.
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.
Reflection
October 6, 2014 | A stuffed bunny who has served to teach dozens of students how to perform the sacrament of baptism reminds a pastor that we never celebrate the sacrament in isolation from a history that begins at creation and continues into the present and on toward the new Jerusalem.
Reflection
October 6, 2014 | An Episcopal priest walks the line between welcoming newcomers and being willing to let them go.
Article
September 29, 2014 | Part coach, part consultant and part "enabler," Community Solutions helps communities solve the complex problem of homelessness, not with a program but with a process.
Q&A
September 22, 2014 | Renewing the Reformed Church in America depends in large part on developing the denominational staff, says the director of transformational engagement.
Reflection
September 22, 2014 | The challenges facing Christian institutions today require innovative solutions in all aspects of the work. Senior leaders must cultivate the conditions for the work to flourish, which means nurturing talent across levels and roles, says the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.