Recently Published

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

Sermon
November 17, 2014 | In Advent, dare to feel the depth. Never mind the width. If you're tired of waiting, go deeper, says the noted preacher.
Reflection
November 17, 2014 | An Episcopal priest learns a valuable lesson from a run-in with a smartphone. The choice is yours every moment of every day: focus on lack or appreciate the abundance.
Reflection
November 17, 2014 | Many Christian leaders reject the notion of branding the church. But churches could use brand association as a signifier of identity, thus inviting people to step into mystery and wonder, writes a theologian.
Q&A
November 17, 2014 | Leaders of the humanitarian organization hope the series of case studies will help staff, donors and supporters better understand the dilemmas it faces on the ground.
Reflection
November 17, 2014 | There are a lot of leadership books out there, and many offer useful tools. But they work only if leaders are flexible enough to fit those tools to the situation at hand.
Q&A
November 12, 2014 | Moving from darkness to light is part of the Advent journey for an artist, writer and minister who uses the arts to encourage contemplation during the season.
Article
November 4, 2014 | In this six-part series, an Oregon pastor looks at ways that the influential field of game theory might help Christian leaders and congregations deal with issues such as conflict, criticism, growth and decline, and behavior change.
Q&A
November 3, 2014 | Forty years after starting the Alban Institute, Loren Mead is still convinced that the local church is 'where the rubber meets the road.'
Reflection
November 3, 2014 | Games are powerful motivators, and they can change our behavior. In the church, we can track such practices as Scripture reading, prayer, hospitality and offering forgiveness.
Reflection
November 3, 2014 | Christian leaders must think about the place of images in their life and work, noticing that images are powerful, can be idols and can create the space for growth in discipleship, writes the New Testament scholar.
Reflection
November 3, 2014 | How can Christian leaders develop the healthy and confident sense of self necessary to lead effectively while at the same time denying themselves? asks the former dean of medical education at Duke University.
Q&A
November 3, 2014 | The daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel reflects on her father’s legacy and how he would respond to today’s challenges as well as her work as a scholar.
Article
October 30, 2014 | After losing federal support in 2011, Amachi Pittsburgh, a faith-based organization that supports the children of people in prison, has worked to become financially sustainable by partnering without becoming dependent and broadening tactics without compromising mission.
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.