Reflections

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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 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 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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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.
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July 28, 2014 | A Wheaton College professor, alumnus and parent reflects on his love for and sense of responsibility toward the institution.