Reflections

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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.
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July 28, 2014 | With some members left behind, the scene at the restaurant was the opposite of what her church had embodied a half-hour earlier. A pastor learns again that food and hospitality are the building blocks of community.
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July 14, 2014 | Some situations are so challenging that they bring out our worst selves and ensure that everyone loses. Game theory teaches us that we can change the rules, the incentive structure or the players -- or constructively disengage, writes a pastor.
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July 14, 2014 | Five years after a breast cancer diagnosis that at first appeared to be an immediate death sentence, a theologian works to live in the space between death and resurrection.
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July 14, 2014 | An already-strong organization cultivated the practice of prophetic honesty to improve its services and help more people rise out of poverty.
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June 30, 2014 | Just because you gather people in a room and call it Bible study doesn't mean everyone learns in the same way, says a Baptist pastor. Here are the four types of adult learners he has found in church small groups.
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June 30, 2014 | As people of faith, it might be appropriate to have a quiet Fourth of July, taking a cue from the Moravian Christians who marked the first public celebration in 1783 with prayer, music and a candelight procession, says a pastor in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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June 30, 2014 | For two years, a congregation and its community have labored together to build a hiking trail nearly to the top of their town’s highest peak. The project is a way of blessing their town and forging friendships, writes the church’s pastor.
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June 30, 2014 | What is offered in the Gospels, and in the life of the church, is an invitation for our hearts to be healed -- an invitation that each of us can to extend to others, says a graduate of Seattle Pacific University.